New Zealand captain Kane Williamson admitted he was grateful for Joe Denly’s butter fingers after helping the Black Caps close out a series victory over England at Hamilton.
Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor thwarted England’s push for an unlikely victory in the second Test as New Zealand comfortably held on for a rain-affected draw at Hamilton to claim a 1-0 series triumph.
It “is only a matter of time” before England captain Joe Root rediscovers his best form, New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor said ahead of the second Test at Hamilton.
England were punished for their profligacy in the field as New Zealand levelled the Twenty20 international series at 1-1 with a 21-run victory on a gloriously sunny day in Wellington.
James Vince’s maiden Twenty20 international half-century carried England to a commanding seven-wicket victory over New Zealand in Christchurch in the teams’ first meeting since the dramatic World Cup final.