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Day 5

500dMark Nicholas at Headingley

England must end insularity to become great

If England had indicated a greater arrogance born of their total control of the match, there would have been no need for today's weather-led nervousness

500dDavid Hopps at Headingley

Boult doubtful for Champions Trophy

New Zealand's need to regroup after their Test defeat against England before the Champions Trophy has been made doubly difficult by the possibility that they will lose Trent Boult for the tournament because of injury

500dGeorge Dobell

Cook, Flower claim tactics 'vindicated'

Alastair Cook and Andy Flower insisted their tactics had been "vindicated" after England won the second Test against New Zealand by 247 runs to clinch a 2-0 series victory.

500dShiva Jayaraman

England extend NZ dominance

Stats highlights from England's 247-run win in the second Test against New Zealand at Headingley

500dAndrew Alderson

Brittle batting stunts New Zealand's growth

The bowlers could not have done much more, but New Zealand's top order was unpicked by the England attack to revive questions about the personnel in the line-up

Day 4

500dThe Report by George Dobell

Swann leaves New Zealand on brink of defeat

England sentenced New Zealand to a morning of misery at Headingley as they increased their lead well beyond 400 and set-up a declaration on the fourth afternoon in Leeds.

500dAndrew McGlashan

Finn's brute

ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the fourth day at Headingley

500dJarrod Kimber at Headingley

England know what's best for England

Too slow, too negative, too defensive, England are not interested in anyone else's opinion and know their own plans bring success

Day 3

500dThe Report by George Dobell

Swann, Finn prove England have a Plan B

If not, perhaps, quite a perfect day for England, but a day when several pieces of their pre-Ashes jigsaw fell into place with a satisfying click as they proved they have a Plan B to their bowling attack

500dDavid Hopps at Headingley

Swann's positive spin helps feel-good factor

Last year, when England faced South Africa, Graeme Swann was at a campsite having been left out but this time he finally gave himself a performance to remember at Headingley

500dJarrod Kimber at Headingley

New Zealand's self-inflicted pain

Steven Finn and Graeme Swann were very good on the third day, but were they as good as New Zealand made them look?

500dDavid Hopps at Headingley

To follow-on or not?

ESPNcricinfo present the plays of the day from the third day at Headingley

Day 2

500dThe Report by George Dobell

Root lights up homeground with maiden ton

It was, in the end, the scenario most of the locals wanted: two young, born and bred Yorkshiremen, digging England out of a hole with batting of class and substance. This was a golden afternoon for Yorkshire cricket.

500dJarrod Kimber

McCullum's management keeps NZ hopes alive

He had to carefully plot his way to the second new ball, but by keeping his best bowlers fresh, New Zealand's captain has just about kept his side in this series

Day 1

500dDavid Hopps at Headingley

Yorkshire warn against north-south split

Yorkshire have a new man at the helm and he is quickly confronting the challenges of hosting international cricket, but knows the club also has to help itself


500dJarrod Kimber

Rutherford among bright spots for NZ

New Zealand held their own and will have learned valuable lessons from their five-match cross-continental encounter against England

500dPaul Ford

Culture shock at 'eadingley

A strong sense of nostalgia, grimy Yorkshire skies, confetti showers, and dress-up day - a Kiwi misses his time in Leeds

500dDavid Hopps

Pietersen shadow lingers over England

Headingley still evokes memories of Kevin Pietersen's 2012 outburst but it now offers a further audition for his post-reintegration understudies

500dDavid Hopps

NZ to manage Vettori workload

New Zealand have accepted they must manage the later stages of Daniel Vettori's career with care after he was ruled out of the Headingley Test

New Zealand 4th innings Partnerships

1st21PG FultonHD Rutherford
2nd19KS WilliamsonHD Rutherford
3rd25LRPL TaylorHD Rutherford
4th79LRPL TaylorDG Brownlie
5th9LRPL TaylorMJ Guptill
6th1BB McCullumLRPL Taylor
7th8BB McCullumTG Southee
8th56TG SoutheeDAJ Bracewell
9th2N WagnerDAJ Bracewell
10th0N WagnerTA Boult