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James Anderson celebrates the wicket of Henry Nicholls

New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Christchurch, 5th day

Anderson's hard yards set new record

The years of bowling for England's leading Test wicket-taker are reflected in a new landmark

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Joe Root gets stuck into a drive

New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Christchurch, 4th day

Seven fifties, no hundreds

Despite his consistency with the bat, Joe Root's Test winter has been marked by a failure to convert any of his fifties into a hundred

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Ben Stokes returned to the bowling crease

New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Christchurch

Stokes working to relieve strain on his back

Stokes picked up a back problem during the one-day series, which was his return to international cricket, and was unable to bowl in the first Test at Eden Park