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England’s series defeat means supposed new era gets off to flat start | Ali Martin

Loss to New Zealand means England have gone without a series win this year for the first time since 1999For the second time in less than two years England’s Test team leave New Zealand with a 1-0 series defeat to show for their efforts; a hammering in …

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Drawn second Test hands New Zealand 1-0 series win over England

Rain forces early end as hosts reach 241-2 in second digKiwis Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor register centuriesThe rains began in Hamilton at 1.55pm and by 3.53pm the umpires had seen enough. The second Test between New Zealand and England was called …

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Drawn second Test hands New Zealand 1-0 series win over England

Rain forces early end as hosts reach 241-2 in second digKiwis Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor register centuriesThe rains began in Hamilton at 1.55pm and by 3.53pm the umpires had seen enough. The second Test between New Zealand and England was called …

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England’s Joe Root praises Ollie Pope’s maturity after second Test stand

Pair put on 193 runs in seventh-wicket partnershipRoot: ‘He showed maturity, read the situation well’Ollie Pope was praised for his maturity after Surrey’s 21-year-old prodigy, playing in the second Test as a wicketkeeper, struck his maiden half-centur…

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Joe Root’s epic double century sets up potential intrigue on final day of second Test

New Zealand 375 & 96-2 (34 overs); England 476Hosts trail by five runs with eight wickets remainingIn becoming the first visiting captain to score a double century in New Zealand, Joe Root felt his mandate swell in a way that the political leaders …

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Rory Burns leads England fightback with ‘bittersweet’ century

Burns run out for 101 against New Zealand in HamiltonEngland opener: ‘It was nice to take that opportunity’Rory Burns believes you are never settled in Test cricket but his second century for England once again demonstrated an ability to reset after a …

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Joe Root ends poor run with ton as England move to within striking distance of New Zealand

Rory Burns also hits century on day three of second TestEngland move to 269-5 and cut deficit to 106Joe Root’s 17th Test century and sixth as England captain was his slowest and possibly most determined to date. It might prove to be the most significan…

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New Zealand take control of second Test on day two in Hamilton | Ali Martin

England 39-2; New Zealand 375Barney Ronay: It’s time to admit that Joe Root should not be England’s Test captainStuart Broad spoke of his respect for New Zealand’s attack after another day on tour that witnessed English toil in the field followed by th…

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England fear losing Ben Stokes from bowling attack for South Africa tour

• All-rounder managed two overs in second Test• Player had recurrence of issues with left kneeBen Stokes has left England concerned about his ability to play as an all-rounder this winter after experiencing pain in his troublesome left knee.The 28-year…