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

  • Rain forces early end as hosts reach 241-2 in second dig
  • Kiwis Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor register centuries

The 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 off as a draw and with it the hosts had secured a 1-0 series win - their fifth in a row at home.

That result had looked inevitable regardless as, on a heartbreaking pitch that barely looked used even by the fifth day, New Zealand had moved to 241 for two in their second innings - a lead of 140 runs - and the chances of a collapse looking minimal.

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