Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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


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

NZ's favourite venue in Eng


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

Spin trick


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

Middle-order flop show


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

Batting on and on


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


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

Cook's century


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


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

Tough for England


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

Second-innings star


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