England v NZ, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day
May 28, 2013
England extend NZ dominance
Stats highlights from England's 247-run win in the second Test against New Zealand at Headingley
This was the 23rd series win for England against New Zealand in 34 Test series played between them. New Zealand have won only three. Eight series have ended in draws. New Zealand have now lost their third consecutive Test series in England.
The 247-run margin of victory for England in this match was their biggest against New Zealand in terms of runs, not including innings-wins. England's biggest win against New Zealand at this ground, though, was back in 1965 when they won by an innings and 187 runs.
Tim Southee was Man-of-the-Series for New Zealand for the first time in his Test career, in his 17th series. Joe Root, England's Man-of-the-Series, won the award in just his third Test series.
Brendon McCullum took five catches in the first innings of this match; he now has collected five-or-more dismissals in an innings on four occasions, equalling Adam Parore's record by a New Zealand wicketkeeper. McCullum also became only the second New Zealand wicketkeeper-captain to take five catches in an innings after Ian Smith.
Alastair Cook hit his 25th Test century in England's second innings. As England captain, Cook has scored a century on all seven occasions that he has gone past fifty. Cook has taken 6.52 innings per century, the third-least by an England player. Only Herbert Sutcliffe (5.25) and Wally Hammond (6.36) took fewer Test innings per century for England, among batsmen with at least ten Test hundreds.
Graeme Swann's 10 for 132 in this match is the first ten-wicket haul by a spinner at Headingley in over 40 years. The last ten-wicket haul by a spinner in a Test at this ground was Derek Underwood's 10 for 82 against Australia in 1972.
Graeme Swann's five-wicket haul in New Zealand's second innings was his first against them. He has now taken 15 five-wicket hauls in Tests - only Derek Underwood has more five-wicket hauls by a spinner for England.
Trent Boult took 5 for 57 in the first innings, the second five-wicket haul of his career. His first five-wicket haul also came against England, at Auckland in March this year.
Trent Boult and Neil Wagner survived 48 balls in New Zealand's second innings without scoring a run before James Anderson broke their partnership by dismissing Boult. This is the longest, in terms of balls faced, a pair has batted without scoring a run in Tests.
Martin Guptill had played 30 Tests and scored 1714 runs before playing his first Test against England, in this match.
In England's second innings, Nick Compton laboured to seven runs from 44 balls before getting out to part-time spinner Kane Williamson. His strike rate in Tests, 34.68, is the lowest among England openers who have played at least 10 Test innings since 1990.
Shiva Jayaraman is a sub-editor (stats) at ESPNcricinfo
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