England tour of New Zealand 2018

England tour of New Zealand 2018 News

New Zealand want more red ball cricket after England series win

It was little wonder that New Zealand captain Kane Williamson would have liked to have had more Test cricket this season after series victories over West Indies and England in the four red-ball matches they were able to host.

New Zealand vs England: Ish Sodhi stands firm as the hosts hold on for series win

New Zealand fought a defiant rearguard action on a tense final day to hold on for a draw in the second Test on Tuesday and secure a first series win over England since 1999.

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New Zealand vs England: Bad light hampers England's bid for Christchurch win

England are without a win in their last 12 overseas Tests and need a victory to save the two-Test series after losing the opener in Auckland.

England in strong position at end of third day against New Zealand

Captain Joe Root was 30 not out, while Dawid Malan was on 19 with England on 202 for three in superb batting conditions.

BJ Watling and Colin de Grandhomme spearhead New Zealand fightback

De Grandhomme was out for 72, his third Test half century, and Watling went on to his 14th and was 77 not out when bad light stopped play about five overs short of scheduled stumps.

New Zealand vs England: Alastair Cook's slump continues, questions about retirement again likely

Cook again failed to move his feet to the moving ball in the first innings of the second Test and Boult exploited it when the opener did not get forward to negate a delivery.

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New Zealand vs England: Jonny Bairstow leads rearguard fightback as visitors reach 290/8

Jonny Bairstow and fast bowler Mark Wood produced a rearguard counter-attack to drag England back into the second Test against New Zealand

New Zealand vs England: Ben Stokes fitness a key factor for England in 2nd Test

Ben Stokes is still undergoing checks to determine whether he is fit to be England's fifth bowler in the second Test against New Zealand at Hagley Oval from March 30-April 3.

Needed to work hard against a quality England side, says Kane Williamson

Kane Williamson said that late strikes in the final two session of the last day of the Day-Night Test turned the match in New Zealand's favour.

Neil Wagner, Trent Boult end England's resistance in demolition

Paceman Neil Wagner's short-pitched tactics proved effective as he dismissed both Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes, who had each scored defiant half-centuries and threatened to save the match for the visitors.

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