New Zealand draws 2nd test vs England, clinches series

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"I'm very proud of the way we went about it".

Balancing that New Zealand are chuffed at their 1-0 series win over England, secured at Hagley Oval with the drawn second test yesterday.

Resolute opener Tom Latham and wicketkeeper BJ Watling took the hosts to 124-4 at lunch but their 20-over rearguard ended when Watling was caught swishing to the leg side, giving Mark Wood his first scalp of the match.

"You could sense their frustration during that time, but I guess a bit of fortune went our way and we can move away with a series victory".

"We didn't get off to the best start, first two balls we thought it could be a tough day". We let ourselves down in the first innings of the first Test, but apart from that we played some good cricket.

England were desperate to end their gruelling trans-Tasman tour on a winning note, having suffered a humiliating 4-0 loss to Australia in the Ashes, while Joe Root's men were humbled by an innings and 49 runs against New Zealand in the opening Test.

"Series victories, especially over England, don't come around that often and just to be part of this, especially when I was quite disappointed with my performance with the ball, was massive for me", Sodhi said.

While England's new ball bowlers were miserly, with Anderson conceding only nine runs from nine overs and Broad going for 16 off eight, the New Zealand pair did find runs easier to get off Mark Wood who went for 13 off two overs.

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They now have to wait until October against Sri Lanka to correct that statistic, however, they will be looking forward to a full Test schedule against Pakistan and India as well as a fascinating one-day series against an Australian side with their share of issues on and off the field.

Mark Stoneman put down a tough chance at silly point before Sodhi had scored, and the batsman took full advantage of that reprieve as he and Colin de Grandhomme ate up nearly 26 overs in a stand of 57.

Any hopes New Zealand had of reaching 382 to win back-to-back Tests disappeared at the start of the final day when Stuart Broad took two wickets with the first two balls.

"The bowling attack has been brilliant", said New Zealand captain Kane Williamson.

"But there's a big day with a lot of cricket ahead tomorrow, so there's a lot of work still to be done".

It was the first golden duck for the New Zealand´s star batsman playing in his 65th Test.

"I'm rapt", Sodhi said. "Leachy (spinner Jack Leach) bowled three overs this evening and there were some chances created there".

Henry Nicholls also made 13 before he became paceman James Anderson's 531st Test victim, miscuing a drive that took an edge into the hands of Cook in the slip cordon.

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