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England- New Zealand Series

Broad has ‘good feeling’ about Day 4 against NZ



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England are 61 runs away from a historic comeback victory in the first Test at Lord's after a stunning day of Test cricket in London, where the three sessions on Saturday (June 4) provided something for everyone.

England will enjoy their prospects of romping to victory on the fourth day, with Joe Root in the middle, who has gone about his job without fuss, unbeaten on 77.

New Zealand, on the other hand, will cling to the hope of picking up the last five wickets required for an early series lead after all of their hard work.

"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 [Sunday]. 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," he added.

England lost early wickets and were reduced to 69/4 with New Zealand clawing their way back, but Ben Stokes and Root steadied the ship with a 90-run stand, followed by Root's unbeaten 57-run partnership with Ben Foakes to lead England to the finish line.