• Black Caps triumph on final day

    June 2, 2015
    Alastair Cook is trapped LBW

    New Zealand levelled their two-match Test series against England at Leeds after winning the second Test by a massive 199 runs on Tuesday.

    It was only New Zealand’s fifth victory in 54 Test against England in England and their first in the 21st century.

    Brendon McCullum declared on day four on 454-8 after smashing 116 runs in 16 overs on Monday at a rate of 7.25 runs per over.

    BJ Watling, 100 not out overnight, took his score to 120, and Tim Southee struck a quickfire 40. Meanwhile Mark Craig finished on 58 not out off 77 balls, including nine fours and a six.

    England started the last day on 44-0, having been set a target of 454 for victory. They quickly collapsed to 62-4 after Mark Craig (3-73) and Kane Williamson (3-15) caused panic among the top order.

    Jos Buttler was last man out for an innings top score of 73, lbw playing no stroke to Craig.

    This was just New Zealand’s ninth win in 101 Tests against England.

    The two-match series ended level after England’s 124-run win in the first Test at Lord’s last week.

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