New Zealand v England (2nd Test Match)

Joe Root’s England were unable to force a win over New Zealand this morning, with the Black Caps digging in to secure a draw after losing eight second innings wickets.

England had much the better of this Christchurch clash, but the Kiwis held out eight wickets down. The loss of an hour and a half of play late on day four proved crucial in the outcome.

Jonny Bairstow’s fifth Test century, a superb 101, helped England recover from 164-7 to post 307 in the first innings and drive the game, while Stuart buy tramadol online no prescription Broad was their standout bowler with six wickets in the first innings and two in the second.

England’s first series defeat against the Kiwis since 1999 owed much to being bowled out for 58 in the first innings of the day/night clash at Auckland, and they have now gone 13 away Tests without victory.

Their last win was against Bangladesh in October 2016, with them going on to draw that series 1-1. Since then, they have been beaten 4-0 in India and Australia (both five-match series) and 1-0 in this series.

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