On the fourth day of the first Test in Mount Maunganui, England easily defeated New Zealand by 267 runs. Ben Stokes’ side needed less than a session to go 1-0 up in the two-Test series, needing five more wickets to win.
Stuart Broad had decimated New Zealand’s batting on the third evening, reducing the hosts to 63-5 overnight in their chase of 394.
On Sunday, spinner Jack Leach caught Michael Bracewell in the third over before James Anderson ran through the tail to claim 4-18.
Before some last-wicket resistance from Daryl Mitchell and Blair Tickner, Scott Kuggeleijn and Tim Southee both went in quick succession to balls, then Neil Wagner slashed Anderson behind.
Mitchell was left stranded on 57 not out as New Zealand was all out for 126 after Anderson switched ends and bowled Tickner.
It is also England’s tenth victory in 11 games since Stokes took over as captain at the start of last summer, giving them their first Test victory in New Zealand in 15 years.
It also ends England’s five-game losing streak in day-night matches.
The second and final Test of the series, and England’s final of the winter, begins on Friday in Wellington.
Superlatives for England’s incredible form – and the manner in which they have earned their victories – are running out.
The figures are astounding. England has not won six Tests in a row since 2010, when a team led by Andrew Strauss was on its way to becoming world number one.