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England look sharper with red ball ahead of Test series (2:23)
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Root century caps England's improved display

England completed their four days of preparation in Auckland with a far more convincing batting display than against the pink ball

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Crane ruled out, Leach called up for NZ Tests

Leach came close to an England call in India before it was found he needed remedial work on his bowling action but continued to be the leading spinner in the County Championship

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England's full tour of Sri Lanka begins October 10

England will play their first three-Test series in Sri Lanka in 11 years, but the tour - which also features five ODIs and a T20I - may also clash with the island's northeast monsoon

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'A bit of a kick up the backside' - Thorpe

Liam Livingstone and Joe Root were the only England batsmen to really shine against the pink ball and batting coach Graham Thorpe said it was a reminder of the performances needed

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England lose 14 wickets in a day, but Livingstone shines

The second day of England's two days with the pink ball in Hamilton did not go that well for the batsmen. England lost 14 wickets in the day and were still unable to match the New Zealand XI total

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Goswami returns for tri-series, Bisht recalled

Left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad has missed out on selection while Mona Meshram, who did not play the T20Is in South Africa, has found a place in the squad

Jamieson and Blundell celebrate centuries against England (1:00)
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Blundell and Jamieson give England the runaround

Ben Stokes' back will be the focus of attention over the next few days, while the exploits of the New Zealand XI lower order raised questions about the England attack

Anderson vice-captain for New Zealand series (1:54)

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