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Joe Root says England ‘could not have done more’ against New Zealand

England draw second Test in New Zealand and lose series 1-0Root praises Jack Leach for his ‘encouraging debut’Joe Root expressed a mixture of frustration and pride after his side drew the second Test and failed to level the series against New Zealand a…

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England frustrated by New Zealand and bad light as second Test is drawn

England 307 & 352-9 dec; New Zealand 278 & 256-8 Draw sees New Zealand win two-Test series 1-0It was captivating until the end and – for England – hugely frustrating. They could not bowl New Zealand out on the final day at the Hagley Oval despi…

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New Zealand v England: second Test, day five – live!

Live updates on the fifth day of the second Test in ChristchurchRead Vic Marks’ match report from day fourEmail Tom or tweet: @tomdaviesE17 11.32pm BST And another! Williamson is out first ball, and this one’s a snorter, just back of a length, jagging …

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Bad light hampers England’s search for a win over New Zealand in second Test

New Zealand 42-0, chasing 382 to win second TestRoot and Malan hit half-centuries as England declared on 352/9Jonny Bairstow backs Joe Root after ‘tough winter’It is hard to imagine a better antidote to the grim conclusion of the South Africa v Austral…

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New Zealand v England: second Test, day four – live!

Vince makes his case as England build a lead of 231 over New ZealandAshley Giles turns down approach to be ECB’s new national selectorYou can email Tim or tweet @TimdeLisle 11.20pm BST I seem to have given you two preambles. Or rather, the same preamb…

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James Vince makes his case as England build a lead of 231 over New Zealand

• England 307 and 202-3; New Zealand 278• Vince and Mark Stoneman both hit half centuries on day threeBy the time England play their next international match, the Lord’s Test against Pakistan in May, they will have a new chief selector in place. He or …

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New Zealand v England: second Test, day three – live!

New Zealand resume day three 192-6, still trailing England by 115 runsStuart Broad on form as tourists finally show some biteFeel free to email rob.smyth@theguardian.com 12.24am BST Anderson ends the fun and games with another good delivery. It was on …

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Stuart Broad burst puts England in command before New Zealand dig in

England 307; New Zealand 192-6Broad: ‘That’s the best rhythm I’ve been in for years’BJ Watling and Colin de Grandhomme, the Little and Large of Kiwi cricket, mounted a fine recovery on the second day at the Hagley Oval just when England sensed that eve…

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New Zealand v England – second Test, day two – live!

Over-by-over updates from the action in ChristchurchRead Vic Marks’ report on day oneMark Wood: when I get to 20 I play too many shotsEmail Nick with any thoughts or tweet @NickMiller79 10.33pm BST Preach. If ever there was an antidote to everything go…

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Mark Wood: When I get to 20 I think I’m like Bradman and play too many shots

• Test-best 52 helps pull England round against New Zealand• I’ve got a Test 50 before a five-for, Wood addedNew blood and fresh minds came to the rescue alongside Jonny Bairstow. Mark Wood galloped to his maiden half-century and then Jack Leach nobly …

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Jonny Bairstow keeps England afloat on day one of second Test in New Zealand

England 290-8Jonny Bairstow unbeaten on 97 and Mark Wood hits vibrant 52As the tampering saga begins to recede – or is this just a little lull? – it is no longer possible to hide the fact that England’s Test team is undergoing a good old-fashioned cris…

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New Zealand v England: second Test, day one – live!

Over-by-over report from the action at the Hagley OvalVic Marks on the ‘sex and drugs and rock’n’roll tour’England Women lose second straight T20 in heavy defeat to IndiaEmail nick.miller.casual@theguardian.com | Tweet @NickMiller79 10.48pm BST Before …

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When England cricketers made the front pages – for no apparent reason

Allegations surrounding the lost Test at Christchurch in 1984 eventually saw the expedition dubbed the ‘sex and drugs and rock’n’roll tour’ – and they tell me I was on itCricket seldom makes the front pages with a good news story. That might have happe…

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Joe Root desperate to avoid full-blown winter of discontent for England | Vic Marks

Tourists need to make partial amends for Auckland debacle, and 4-0 Ashes rout, by defeating New Zealand in the second and final Test at the Hagley OvalEngland embark on their first Test at the picturesque Hagley Oval on Thursday and the last on their i…

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Joe Root says soul searching needed before second New Zealand Test

England captain reflects on defeat at Eden ParkConcern over Ben Stokes’ continuing back problemsBefore the first Test against New Zealand, Joe Root hinted at changes in the way England were going to go about their business. None were evident at Eden Pa…

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New Zealand seal victory over England by an innings and 49 runs in first Test

England 58 and 320; New Zealand 427-8 decNew Zealand win by an innings and 49 runsEngland’s abominable overseas record continues to deteriorate. They have now lost 10 of their last 12 matches away from home. Despite a resolute innings of 66 in four and…

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New Zealand v England: first Test, day five – live!

Live updates from the final day of the first TestBroad: ‘Australia start fights and moan when someone comes back’Day four report: Root dismissal leaves England facing defeatYou can email Daniel here or tweet him here 1.09am BST Malan reckons the first …

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Joe Root wicket hampers England’s bid to save first Test against New Zealand

• New Zealand 427-8 wickets; England 58 all out and 132-3• Root out for 51 at close of day fourJoe Root’s dismissal for 51 to the penultimate ball of the fourth day was a blow to England’s chances of salvaging an unlikely stalemate in the first Test ag…

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Joe Root wicket hampers England’s bid to save first Test against New Zealand

• New Zealand 427-8 wickets; England 58 all out and 132-3• Root out for 51 at close of day fourJoe Root’s dismissal for 51 to the penultimate ball of the fourth day was a blow to England’s chances of salvaging an unlikely stalemate in the first Test ag…

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New Zealand v England: first Test, day four– live!

NZ resume with 175-run lead and six first-innings wickets in handVic Marks: England may need to rely on the rainContact Tanya via email or on Twitter @tjaldred 2.23am BST 11th over: New Zealand 260-5 (Nicholls 63, de Grandhomme 0) A bowling switch – Wo…