Andrew McGlashan

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James Vince made 75 in difficult batting conditions

England news

What's in Ed Smith's inbox?

England's new national selector has the challenge of trying to solve long-standing issues with the Test side

Joe Root and Trevor Bayliss have a word before play begins

England news

Bayliss wants greater competition for batting spots

England's head coach has hinted that the batting line-up is unlikely to change much for the series against Pakistan in May, despite few of the issues being resolved over the winter

England's fielders close in as they desperately seek a wicket

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

Agonising end to a season of crumbs

Having failed to break New Zealand's lower-order resistance, England will leave Christchurch with many of the same questions that were on their minds on arrival in Perth more than five months ago

Ish Sodhi is embraced by his captain Kane Williamson after salvaging a remarkable draw for New Zealand

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

'The guys want more Test cricket' - Kane Williamson

On the day of a heroic draw, the big number that loomed was that New Zealand have played only four Tests this season, a reality that captain Williamson said was frustrating

Mark Stoneman pulls through the leg side

New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Christchurch

Vince, Stoneman and the story of their mixed results

Although they couldn't convert their half-centuries, James Vince and Mark Stoneman have probably done enough to feature in the home Tests against Pakistan

Alastair Cook walks off after another dismissal by Trent Boult

New Zealand v England, 2nd test, Christchurch, 3rd day

Cook's leanest series stirs talk of future

Another cheap dismissal pushing at Trent Boult extended Alastair Cook's run of indifferent form - but it never pays to write off England's leading Test run-scorer

Stuart Broad broke the sixth-wicket stand late in the day

New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Christchurch1, 2nd day

Full deliveries a reminder of what makes Broad effective

But there was still the feeling he bowled a little too short, especially with the first new ball when Trent Boult and Tim Southee had pitched theirs up with devastating effect