England captain Alastair Cook hailed an on-form Stuart Broad as "an absolute nightmare" for batsmen after his career-best figures blew New Zealand away to claim the first Test Lord’s.
Kevin Pietersen risked being compared to John Terry by turning up late to watch his colleagues face New Zealand on Sunday at Lord's - when they were on the verge of victory.
England finally and gloriously asserted their expected superiority over New Zealand and laid down a marker at the start of their seismic summer, bowling the tourists out for 68 to win by 170 runs.
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Sportsmail looks back at the topsy turvy day's play at Lord's between England and New Zealand, highlighting the best catch, shot, quote, delivery and injury.
After last night’s precipitate clatter of wickets, it is entirely possible England will lose this Test match. Time to lift the gloom and time to remember Joe Root.
In the 10 years since I made my Test debut here at Lord’s, I have experienced all manner of emotions, ranging from elation to something close to despair. But what happened when Alastair Cook threw me the ball to show it to the crowd after taking my 300th Test wicket surpassed everything. I was just overwhelmed.
Adam Gilchrist bowed out of IPL cricket by taking the wicket of Harbhajan Singh – and then following it up with a 'Gangnam Style' dance.
Lord’s welcomed back Joe Root and almost all was forgiven. Thirteen summers have passed since the Yorkshire batsman’s first appearance on the hallowed turf was curtailed by an irate MCC Steward.
Australia opener David Warner is facing disciplinary action following his foul-mouthed Twitter rant aimed at two journalists.
James Anderson became only the fourth Englishman to reach 300 Test wickets on the second day of the first Test, but New Zealand have the advantage in this absorbing Test.
Jimmy Anderson today became only the fourth Englishman and the first since Sir Ian Botham 29 years ago to take 300 Test wickets.
From the moment I first saw Jimmy Anderson, more than 10 years ago when I was England captain, I was convinced he had what it takes to be something special.
Andrew Strauss has broken his silence on the turbulent events of last summer, claiming the problems caused by Kevin Pietersen were the ‘last thing we wanted to deal with’ during the crucial series against South Africa.
England start their summer of cricket with a two-Test series against New Zealand - and you can watch the latest highlights right here.
The ICC has offered to assist the investigation of a spot-fixing case that has led to the arrest of Rajasthan Royals trio Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankit Chavan.
My train journey was spoiled by a lady speaking loudly into her phone, but our colleague Ian Smith had a very exciting flight over from Los Angeles.
Lots of people were saying here that the first day of this Test series was boring and dull, but I prefer it that way rather than watching one side rack up 400 for three in a day.
Middlesex bowled themselves to the brink of victory on day two of their LV County Championship match against Somerset, taking 15 wickets and enforcing the follow-on.
Jonathan Trott believes the Lord's wicket played its part in a ponderous first day as England reached stumps on 160 for four. Eighty overs were bowled, including 30 maidens.
Rain forced a lengthy delay on day one of the LV= County Championship Division One clash between Yorkshire and Warwickshire at Edgbaston, but the visitors still had time to put themselves in a strong position.
It will be standing room only in the Sky Sports commentary booth during the Ashes Tests this summer, with Andrew Strauss and Shane Warne joining a TV team already bursting at the seams.
Rummage through Joe Root’s cricket bag in the England dressing room this summer and you might well come across an old chest guard, battered — though not to submission — by the likes of Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson.
Adil Rashid struck the highest first-class score of his career as Yorkshire amassed a mammoth total on day two of their Division One clash against Somerset.
Graeme Smith could miss the rest of the domestic season with Surrey and the Champions Trophy with South Africa after a recurrence of his chronic left ankle injury.
The Yorkshire Bank 40 is back today and former England skipper Alec Stewart believes the Hampshire Royals will be in the running to retain their crown, but will face very stiff competition.
Steven Davies smashed an unbeaten 127 to lead Surrey to a nine-wicket triumph over defending champions Hampshire at The Oval.
In our first county cricket performance review of the season we look at left-handed Sussex opener Luke Wells, 22, who hit his maiden double century at The Kia Oval last week and has long been touted as one to watch.
The England and Wales Cricket Board have released the itinerary for next year's international fixtures, with Trent Bridge playing host to the first Ashes Test.
The Australian media has torn into the 16-man squad to tour England in this summer's Ashes series, calling it a 'dog's breakfast' and questioning whether the 'motley mob' is the worst to ever leave their shores.