England vs. New Zealand: Stuart Broad’s enchantment puts the visitors on the winning track

On day three of the first Test in Mount Maunganui, Stuart Broad’s devastating late surge set England on course for victory over New Zealand.

Broad captured four of the five wickets to fall, all bowled, while bowling with the pink ball under lights in one of his signature destructive spells, leaving New Zealand in ruins on 63-5 in their pursuit of 394.

The first wicket Broad took, that of Devon Conway, was the 1,002nd in a Test match he and James Anderson have shared, making them the most successful bowling team in the sport’s history.

The swings early in the day, when the visitors had to overcome a see-saw battle to get to 374 all out, were in contrast to England’s late domination.

Harry Brook scored a thrilling 54 off 41 balls, Ollie Pope raced to 49 off 46, and Joe Root smashed a bustling 57, but England still needed a crucial 51 from Ben Foakes when the match was on the line.

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