Match Details

  • Headingley Cricket Ground, St. Michael's Lane, Leeds, West Yorkhire. LS6 3BR (Phone: 0113-278-7394)

Toss

England , elected to field first

Series result

2-match series drawn 1-1

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number

Season

Match days

29,30,31 May, 1,2 June 2015 (5-day match)

Test debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Fri, 29 May - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 297/8 (MD Craig 16*, MJ Henry 14*, 65 ov)
  • Sat, 30 May - day 2 - England 1st innings 253/5 (IR Bell 12*, JC Buttler 6*, 88 ov)
  • Sun, 31 May - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 338/6 (BJ Watling 100*, MD Craig 15*, 75 ov)
  • Mon, 1 Jun - day 4 - England 2nd innings 44/0 (A Lyth 24*, AN Cook 18*, 13 ov)
  • Tue, 2 Jun - day 5 - England 2nd innings 255 (91.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

A huge win

199

The margin of victory, New Zealand's second-largest in terms of runs, in Test matches

NZ's favourite venue in Eng

2

Number of Test wins for NZ at Headingley, the only venue in England where they've won more than one Test

Spin trick

6

Wickets taken by spinners, which equals the highest for New Zealand in a Test innings in England

Middle-order flop show

7

Runs scored by England's Nos.3-5, their lowest in a Test innings against New Zealand

Batting on and on

739

Balls played by Cook in the series, the highest by any England batsman who's played 2 Test in a series

The 9000-run club

13

Number of batsmen who've scored 9000 Test runs - Alastair Cook became the latest to join the club

Cook's century

10

Number of times Cook has played 100-plus deliveries in the 4th innings of a Test, the second-most for an England opener after Atherton (13)

Bell's slump

6.87

Ian Bell's average in his last eight Test innings, with a highest of 29

Tough for England

1-9

Win-loss record at Headingley when teams have been set 300+ fourth-innings targets, since 1950

Second-innings star

3

Number of second-innings centuries for BJ Watling, out of the five he has in his Test career