Ben Stokes said that England's victory push had started when his bowlers came back to bowl in the second innings and managed to restrict the Blackcaps below 300.
England batter Joe Root completed 10191 Test cricket runs and surpassed former India batter Sunil Gavaskar's record of 10122 runs.
Nasser Hussain said that a score in excess of 500 could dent any team's confidence but seeing Ben Stokes' side match New Zealand with the bat was heartening.
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The second Test at Trent Bridge looks set for a thrilling end on the last day after England bowlers restricted New Zealand to 224/7.
Nasser Hussain opined that England skipper Stokes will need at least one of his top three to go big at Trent Bridge.