Nottinghamshire’s Stuart Broad took 4-38 to put England on top in the second Test against New Zealand in Christchurch.

Opening the bowling in tandem with Jimmy Anderson for a record 150th time, the pair ripped through the Kiwis’ top order to reduce them to 36-5 in reply to England’s 307 all out.

BJ Watling (77 not out) and Colin de Grandhomme (72) then combined to put on 142 for the sixth wicket before Broad removed the latter late in the day to give the tourists the edge.

Earlier, Jonny Bairstow had taken his overnight 97 not out to 101 for the fifth Test century of his career.

Broad then took centre stage by ousting Tom Latham for a three-ball duck and dismissing soon-to-be Notts teammate Ross Taylor for the 10th time in his Test career.

First Test centurion Henry Nicholls was then sent on his way with an inswinger that pinned him lbw and late in the day he enticed de Grandhomme to nick through to Bairstow.

Broad’s tally took him to 406 Test wickets, taking him past West Indian Curtly Ambrose to 14th on the all-time list.

Anderson also claimed 2-43, including the wicket of home captain Kane Williamson for 22.

At the close, New Zealand trailed England by 115 runs with four wickets in hand.


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