After a riveting day of Test cricket in London, England are 61 runs away from a fine comeback win in the first Test against New Zealand at Lord's. With Joe Root in the middle, who has gone about his business with typical serenity, unbeaten on 77, England will fancy their chances of romping to victory on the fourth day. New Zealand, though, after all the hard work, will cling on to the faint hope of bagging the remainder of the five wickets needed to claim early honors in the three-match series.
"It's had a bit of everything. It's up to us as a group of players to do everything we can to get over the line, and it would be very special, but if it doesn't work that way we step up to the plate in Nottingham," said Stuart Broad after the day's play. "But I've got a really good feeling about tomorrow. Joe Root is one of the calmest, England's best-ever batsmen, and Foakesy I thought settled really nicely, and then it's going to be up to the lower order to chase these runs, so it's set up to be a brilliant morning," said Stuart Broad.