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Summary

  1. NZ win seals 1-1 series draw
  2. England 255: Buttler 73, Cook 56
  3. Williamson 3-15, Craig 3-73
  4. Second Test, day five, Headingley

Live Reporting

By Mark Mitchener and James Gheerbrant

All times stated are UK

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And on that note, with

some rather big news breaking elsewhere in the world of sport, we're going to call a halt after a gripping series.

There's more cricket on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra tomorrow with commentary on Nottinghamshire v Sussex in the County Championship. As for New Zealand, they're in Aggers country this weekend for a one-day game with Leicestershire on Saturday, before the first ODI at Edgbaston a week today.

We hope you'll join us for that - in the meantime, keep enjoying your cricket, thanks for your company in this series and on the evidence of this last fortnight, don't let anyone tell you Test cricket is boring or dying. See you again soon.

End-of-match scorecard

New Zealand 350 (Ronchi 88, Latham 84, Broad 5-109)

England 350 (Lyth 107, Cook 75, Southee 4-83)

New Zealand 454-8 dec (Watling 120, Guptill 70, Wood 3-97)

England 255 (Buttler 73, Cook 56, Williamson 3-15)

New Zealand won by 199 runs.

Full scorecard

Review of the day

It was a day which began with England confidently saying they could chase down 455, casually smash a couple of world records and win the game - and ended with a despairing review of an lbw decision.

Alastair Cook (56) and Jos Buttler (73) can hold their heads up high - Buttler's decision not to offer a shot to the ball by which he was dismissed notwithstanding - but it was spin which did the damage.

Mark Craig (3-73) did the damage when he removed Ian Bell and Joe Root within the space of three deliveries, while Kane "Goldenarm" Williamson popped up with the three crucial wickets of Cook, Stokes and Broad, all of whom were well set.

One-day squad announced

An interesting quote from national selector James Whitaker:

"A number of players involved in the recent World Cup including James Anderson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell and Stuart Broad have been left of the squad for this series. It is important to point out that none of these players have been ruled out of playing a role for England in limited-overs formats in the future. This squad allows us to look at a group of players who have performed well both at county and England Lions level in recent years."

One-day squad announced

In fact, from that ODI XI in Ireland, James Taylor (who captained that game) is retained, as are Steven Finn, Alex Hales, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, David Willey and Mark Wood - plus Sam Billings who was carrying the drinks that day.

Omitted - after one ODI in which three of them neither batted nor bowled - are Zafar Ansari, Jonny Bairstow, Tim Bresnan and James Vince. Ditto Lewis Gregory, who made the squad for Ireland but not the XI.

Not involved in the Ireland game, but called up for this series, are Eoin Morgan (who was at the IPL) and Buttler, Jordan, Plunkett, Root and Stokes who were in West Indies with the Test squad.

Captain's view

More from Brendon McCullum on Sky Sports: "The series was played in tremendous spirit. 1-1 is a great result, it's just a shame we haven't got another one or two Tests. Kane Williamson is one of those guys, you can be sure that he will get involved somehow. He has played a crucial role for us today, he was a bit of a gamble and it worked.

"BJ Watling was just outstanding, he's got tremendous character and even though he had the injury we wanted to play him, he's a guy you can build your team around."

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England name one-day squad

Sam Billings
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England have named their one-day squad to face New Zealand. Sam Billings is the one player in the squad uncapped in ODIs, while Moeen Ali is rested, while there are a number of players who featured in the rain-hit ODI against Ireland, such as David Willey, get another chance to impress.

While Moeen will play for Worcestershire in preparation for the Ashes, there are also some other omissions - Anderson, Ballance, Bell and Broad are not selected.

Squad: Eoin Morgan (Middlesex, capt), Sam Billings (Kent), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Chris Jordan (Sussex), Liam Plunkett (Yorkshire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), Ben Stokes (Durham), James Taylor (Nottinghamshire), David Willey (Northants), Mark Wood (Durham).

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Sam in Buckinghamshire: A real issue with the middle order at the moment with the entirety of the burden resting on young Joe Root's shoulders. He has been able to carry it at times this series but he is only human. Ballance looks a bit shaky and Bell has lost confidence. Possibly the result of a void in the head coach role? I might be wrong but it needs to be sorted pretty soon before the relentless Aussies come later in the summer.

Captain's view

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum: "It's an excellent five days to bounce back from Lord's. We had to force the pace and the guys bought into that. It was a very, very good Test series.

"Right throughout the series, I though our slip catching was brilliant. The energy in the field was even when we were behind in the series. It's not easy to bounce back having lost having played pretty well. They dominated for periods but we had to hang in and the ability to bowl last on what I thought was a very good cricket wicket was a great asset."

Alastair Cook and Brendon McCullum
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Fenners: So Cook has "no concerns" over Bell and Ballance. So what's point of any other batsmen trying to break into the team? Closed shop.

James: Nice to see an honest appraisal from Farbrace. Acknowledge the positives and negatives and look forward positively.

Howard Varney: Is there a tendency to think of New Zealand as "Australia-lite" meaning that they don't always get the respect they're due?

Man of the series

Alastair Cook, England's player of the series: "It was disappointing today. At halfway we were right in the game and we created opportunities. Every time we had a chance they took the game away from us with positive batting. When you're not on your A game, you get find out.

"Adam Lyth has looked solid at the top of the order and Ben Stokes has taken great strides - he played nicely at Lord's and here today too. Mark Wood has also added fire to our attack.

"It's been a challenge against their bowling attack but I'm pleased to score some runs. You need to judge well outside off and I've managed to do that, which is nice. Our batting has looked good. We could have batted out the day today but those four early wickets hurt us."

Man of the series

Trent Boult, New Zealand's player of the series: "It's a very special victory here, to turn it around from Lord's. We took a lot of positives from there. The batters played tremendously well here and we got it in the right areas with the ball. The conditions helped too.

"I was confident the work I'd done in the IPL would help me here and it's proved correct. I prefer bowling to left-handers and Tim [Southee] lines up the right-handers so it worked well."

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Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"I think Australia have the balance of power before the Ashes. Their seam attack is very strong - Johnson, Starc, Harris - and their spinner, Nathan Lyon, is better than ours."

Men of the series

In all that kerfuffle, I neglected to let you know - left-arm seamer Trent Boult has won the NZ man of the series award, with Alastair Cook taking the England gong. (These are usually decided by the coaches of the opposing team).

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"Alastair Cook's form is good. His footwork is excellent, his judgment of what to leave outside off stump is superb. He needs rest because it's a mental game; when your mind is tired, you make sloppy, bad decisions."

Alastair Cook
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Alastair Cook and Brendon McCullum pose with the trophy - which is shared after the 1-1 draw. But both captains need to be congratulated for the spirit in which it was played. Will there be similarly good sportsmanship in the Ashes? Don't hold your breath.

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"Gary Ballance's form and Ian Bell's form are big areas of concern. But the bigger problem is, who are you going to pick in their place? Does anybody stand out? You can give me these names, but do you think they're really good Test players? When people saw Joe Root and he wasn't in the side, we said, 'This kid will play for England.' But these other players, I don't see England on them."

Captain's view

BBC Radio Test Match Special

More from England captain Alastair Cook on TMS: "What will I be doing with the next five weeks? I wouldn't mind a bit of time off, a week at home, but there's a couple of games I can play at Essex and work hard with Goochie."

Man of the match

Man of the match BJ Watling: "There was a bit of rain around so it was pleasing to get the job done. I thought Martin Guptill and Ross Taylor they put the pressure back on them and to get 450 in the time that we did with help form the tail is very pleasing.

"Adapting to what the conditions are and the situation might be is crucial. I though Luke Ronchi had an outstanding debut. It was good to get the win."

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Captain's view

BBC Radio Test Match Special

More from England captain Alastair Cook on TMS: "If everyone's in form, you'd score 800. Ballance and Bell have had tough series, but they're wonderful players, it's not so long since they were scoring hundreds in West Indies. It's obviously a concern when they don't score runs, but I have no concerns about those two.

"You don't score 1,000 runs in your first year as a Test player, or 7,500 Test runs, without being a great player. We took some wonderful slip catches against India last year, we'll have to do some serious work before Australia as we know they make such a big impact on games."

Alastair Cook
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Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"We didn't bowl well to the tailenders. When did you last see a yorker bowled? They all seem to have those slower balls they bowl in one-day cricket but I didn't see one slower ball bowled by England."

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Martin, Stafford: Gotta be worth either a three or even a five-match series against New Zealand, absolutely first class entertainment...

Captain's view

BBC Radio Test Match Special

More from England captain Alastair Cook on TMS: "Even when we did pitch it up, they hit us over our head. It was a tough situation to bowl in. Credit to the way New Zealand played in this second innings, we had chances in both these games."

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"We've got a middle order, starting with Root, who's had a good year, and Stokes, Buttler, Moeen - these people are expressive, they play in the same way as New Zealand. I think Alastair Cook could go to them and let them express themselves, encourage them to go forward. They are strokemakers after all."

Captain's view

BBC Radio Test Match Special

England captain Alastair Cook on TMS: "It's been a thoroughly enjoyable Test series, the spirit from both teams has been fantastic. The ball was turning, and that four-wicket burst really hurt us.

"Adam Lyth has looked a really good player - credit to him for scoring his first hundred. He's got a pretty sound technique and this will be a game he will always remember. It was disappointing for me to miss a straight one from Kane, but overall I'm feeling I'm moving quite well."

Alastair Cook
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Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"New Zealand played beautifully. The sad thing is there isn't a third Test match. You'd hope the new hierarchy at the ECB would look at that. I know they want five Tests against Australia, but a two-match series is silly. We want three."

Coach reaction

BBC Radio Test Match Special

More from England interim coach Paul Farbrace on TMS: "Adam Lyth played really well. I thought at Lord's he looked the part, and even in the Caribbean he showed around the squad that he can handle international cricket. Alastair Cook has played with real control and looks very balanced and that bodes well for the rest of the summer.

"Ballance and Bell need runs before Cardiff - there's no hiding from that - but that's not through lack of effort or commitment. Let's hope there are runs around the corner, because they are two quality players."

Man of the match

The man-of-the-match award goes to New Zealand batsman BJ Watling for his superlative second-innings 120.

BJ Watling
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Coach reaction

BBC Radio Test Match Special

More from England interim coach Paul Farbrace on TMS: "New Zealand's catching was excellent, ours was disappointing. We can't have to keep creating 13 or 14 chances every innings. We're going to learn from every series, learn very quickly and rectify some of the mistakes we've made over the last five days.

"We didn't bowl enough balls to hit the top of off stump, but perhaps we haven't been backing Jimmy and Broady up well enough."

Match officials getting their medals first, as they always do.

Coach reaction

BBC Radio Test Match Special

England interim coach Paul Farbrace on BBC TMS: "It is disappointing. We obviously wanted to win this series. But New Zealand thoroughly deserved to win this game. The positive way they play, the way they punished our bowlers and put them under pressure is something we need to take from the way they play. Their bowlers were very disciplined and put our batters under pressure. They've put us under more pressure than we put them under."

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Tom: The ECB would need to conduct a thorough review of the data before any schedule change!

Bryan Waddle

BBC Test Match Special

"It's a very special moment for the New Zealand players, but they tend to remain on an even keel at times like this."

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

"Ian Bell has got to do what Alastair Cook has done. He has a lack of confidence for a really high-class player. He's got to get his mind back and arrive at Cardiff calm, knowing that he's done everything he possibly can. He's falling for the opposition trap at the moment. He shouldn't be in the one-day team, I think England need to move on there - and I don't think Ballance should be in the one-day team for now, too."

Stay with us for the presentation ceremony. Presumably they're trying to put together a podium which won't be blown away in the wind.

Jeremy Coney

Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

"There are many areas you'd like to have operating better, but I'm not sure how much they can change. I don't think changes of personnel would solve anything. Gary Ballance has had a rough little run, but I don't think you take him out of the side: that's a backward step."

Gary Ballance
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Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

"England have found Mark Wood, he's a real positive. The captain is back in form and scoring runs, Ben Stokes is a real positive. But there are other areas. The number three position. The spin element is a real concern."

Mark Wood celebrates
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Alan Rolfe: Two matches, two good batting wickets, two captains electing to field, two defeats. What's wrong with batting first?

One-day squad imminent?

We've heard the England one-day squad for the upcoming series against New Zealand is set to be announced this evening.

There are five ODIs at Edgbaston (9 June), The Oval (12 June), Southampton (14 June), Trent Bridge (17 June) and Chester-le-Street (20 June) before a T20 international at Old Trafford on 23 June. Then the Ashes starts in Cardiff on 8 July...

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

"The way that New Zealand play, they put you under pressure in every single session. The bowling matches the batting in aggression. If you look at the 10 days of cricket, New Zealand have won seven and a half. I think if we played a third Test, New Zealand would go on to win."