300 has been chased down only once at Lord's in the 4th innings of a test match.
Joe Root was the architect of the victory and had this to say after the match
"For us to start like this under Ben's leadership, with Brendon McCullum in charge as well, it's a really exciting time," Root said after the Lord's test. "The amount of times that he won Test matches for me when I was in charge, it's a great opportunity for me to pay a bit back to him. I'll never be Ben Stokes and I'll never be able to do the things that he's done, but hopefully I can do it my own way.
"It was nice to do it for him today and for the rest of the group. It's a great motivator. I love batting. I want to just keep trying to bat for as long as I can and score as many runs as I can and help us win as many Test matches as I can. It was a great feeling today."
England were under pressure in the final innings, needing 277 runs which is never easy on the last day of a test match. However, Joe Root who was dismissed for just 11 in the first innings, came to his own, remaining unbeaten on 115 off 170 deliveries with 12 boundaries. He batted at a strike rate of 67.65 to take the team to a 5-wicket victory.