Sussex seamer Ollie Robinson finished with figures of 4-75 and was only denied a five-for and a place on the honours board at Lords after Stuart Broad shelled a relatively simple catch, as England bowled out New Zealand for 378.

The day started with the spotlight on Robinson, who apologised the previous evening for historical social media posts that used racist and sexist terms from 2012 and 2013, when he was in his late teens, that had surfaced on Wednesday and been shared online.

Robinson was introduced into the attack to a welcoming reception from those in attendance inside the first half hour, but it was on the boundary rope where he first made an impact to help end a mammoth 174-run stand, pouching a chance at long-leg after Wood used his extra pace to hurry Nicholls (61) with a well-aimed bumper.

The 27-year old took his third wicket of the innings as he trapped Colin De Grandhomme lbw for one.

Robinson accounted for Kyle Jamieson after lunch, with the naggingly-accurate England seamer denied his five-wicket haul when Southee’s loose drive to mid-off was shelled by Broad, moving to his right

In reply, England recovered from 18-2 to finish the day on 111-2 thanks to a half century from Rory Burns Burns finished the day unbeaten on 59 alongside skipper Joe Root (42 not out).