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Last Updated: Monday, 7 June, 2004, 11:31 GMT 12:31 UK
England seal series win
Second Test, Headingley, day five: England 526 & 45-1 bt New Zealand 409 & 161 by nine wickets

Matthew Hoggard (left) and Michael Vaughan celebrate the wicket of Chris Cairns
England completed a nine-wicket win over New Zealand in the second Test to clinch a 2-0 series victory.

Resuming on 102-5, the Kiwis added 59 runs in eight entertaining overs to finish on 161-9, spinner Daniel Vettori unable to bat because of injury.

Seamer Matthew Hoggard claimed 4-75 as the home side left themselves needing just 45 for victory.

Andrew Strauss fell for 10 but Marcus Trescothick, with 30, and Mark Butcher saw England comfortably home.

New Zealand, starting the day 15 runs behind, took just eight balls to erase the deficit as Scott Styris whipped Steve Harmison away for three fours in the opening over.

But early signs of a fightback disappeared as Styris perished to the penultimate ball of the second over.

Steve Harmison celebrates his dismissal of Michael Papps

Hoggard caught the edge with a ball pitched up and wicketkeeper Geraint Jones took a brilliant one-handed catch in front of first slip.

That brought the powerful Chris Cairns to the crease, who made his presence felt with a huge six off Hoggard.

But the Yorkshire seamer had his revenge in the same over when he trapped the all-rounder lbw for 10.

Hoggard might have had another victim - which would have been his 100th in Tests - with his next ball when Michael Papps, batting at nine with a broken finger, was dropped by Graham Thorpe at slip.

But Papps' vulnerability was immediately exposed as he lobbed a simple catch to Michael Vaughan off a lifting Harmison delivery to leave New Zealand on 149-8.

With Vettori unable to bat with a torn hamstring, Chris Martin came to the crease as the last man, joining Jacob Oram.

Oram, resuming on four, had struck several lusty boundaries including two sixes to reach 36.

We were soundly beaten by a better side
NZ captain Stephen Fleming
But as the last pair tried to run a bye to keep Oram on strike, the alert Jones, who scored a century in the first innings, capped a brilliant 24 hours by ending the New Zealand innings with a direct hit.

That left England requiring just 45 for victory.

Strauss, after a couple of juicy fours, edged Daryl Tuffey to Nathan Astle at slip to depart for 10, the first time he had not reached 50 in his fledgling Test career.

But Trescothick and Butcher rattled off the remaining 27 required with few alarms, Trescothick hitting the winning runs with a glorious pull for four.

England will now aim to complete a clean sweep of the series when the third and final Test starts at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Thursday.


England: M E Trescothick, A J Strauss, M A Butcher M P Vaughan (Capt), G P Thorpe, A Flintoff, G O Jones, A F Giles, M J Hoggard, M J Saggers, S J Harmison.

New Zealand: M H W Papps, M H Richardson, S P Fleming (Capt) N J Astle, S B Styris, C S Martin, J D P Oram, C L Cairns B B McCullum, D L Vettori, D R Tuffey.

Umpires: S A Bucknor, S J A Taufel.




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England captain Michael Vaughan
"I always backed us to get more runs than them"




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