London: Ryan Sidebottom took his first wickets of the series as England reduced New Zealand to 260 for eight at lunch on the second day of the first Test at Lord's here Friday.
Left-arm quick Sidebottom, who'd struggled to find his line on Thursday, turned in a miserly spell of two wickets for three runs in 7.5 overs.
New Zealand looked as if they might get through the session for the loss of just one wicket, after Sidebottom removed all-rounder Jacob Oram, a fine effort in overcast conditions which, as they had on Thursday, favoured pace bowlers.
But with the second delivery with the new ball, taken by England as soon as it was available after 80 overs, Sidebottom clean bowled Kyle Mills for 10 with an inswinging delivery.
At lunch, New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori was 31 not out having done his best to keep England at bay in more than two hours at the crease, and, in the circumstances, his side's total represented a decent score.
Tim Southee was unbeaten on one.
New Zealand resumed on 208 for six, having been rescued from 104 for five by wicket-keeper Brendon McCullum's excellent run-a-ball 97.
The tall Oram was twice troubled by short balls from James Anderson before Sidebottom made the breakthrough.
Nottinghamshire seamer Sidebottom, who took 24 wickets during England's 2-1 series win in New Zealand in March, had Oram aiming legside at a length ball which took the outside edge and was caught at first slip by Andrew Strauss.
Oram was out for 28 in Sidebottom's 24th over, having added just five runs to his overnight score, and New Zealand were 222 for seven.
Vettori then cover-drove Anderson for four - one of only two boundaries off the bat in the session.