The Ben Stokes-Brendon McCullum era got off to a good start as England completed a five-wicket win over New Zealand in the opening Test at Lord’s on Sunday, June 5. England, with the equation down to 61 runs to win the game, got the job done in the morning session with little fuss as Joe Root went past 10000 Test runs enroute his 26th ton in the format.
With 15 overs left for the second new ball, England were on a mission to knock off as many runs as possible and overhauled the 277-run target in short order. Coach Brendon McCullum, tasked with England’s red-ball reset, will be a happy man today.
A hero’s welcome for @Root66! 👏
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) June 5, 2022