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Last Updated: Monday, 14 June, 2004, 07:28 GMT 08:28 UK
England player ratings v NZ
BBC Sport runs the rule over the England side that completed a 3-0 Test series whitewash of New Zealand with a four-wicket win at Trent Bridge.

Michael Vaughan
After he missed the first Test with a knee injury, his 61 in the final Test showed moving down the order may be a good idea.


Andrew Strauss
The revelation of the series after a dream debut ton at Lord's and a half-century in Leeds but struggled against slower bowling.


Marcus Trescothick
Rediscovered the form that was so lacking in the West Indies, putting New Zealand on the back foot with a ton and two fifties.


Mark Butcher
Secured a degree of redemption with a half-century in the Trent Bridge run chase but only managed single figures in four innings.


Nasser Hussain
Calls to retire grew after a scratchy 37 in the first innings at Lord's but a sublime century steered England to an opening win before he called time.


Graham Thorpe
The silent partner to Hussain in the run-chase at Lord's he took centre-stage to clinch the series with some great shot-placement.


Andrew Flintoff
Continued his development from stock bowler to strike bowler and rescued first-innings leads with the bat in two Tests.


Geraint Jones
A maiden century in the second Test improved his confidence with the gloves and he secured his place for some time to come.


Ashley Giles
Enjoyed his best series ever on home soil, was rejuvenated as an attacking option, rediscovered lost economy and can bat too!


Simon Jones
After the first Test, in which his second innings was better than an expensive first, he suffered a series-ending foot injury.


Matthew Hoggard
Helped bowl England to victory at Headingley with 4-75 but that was almost half his series haul as he struggled for consistency.


Steve Harmison
Twice as successful as any other England bowler he failed to run through the line-up but continued his good work from the Caribbean.


Martin Saggers
Lucky to retain his place when James Anderson recovered from injury. Despite that first-ball wicket he was not threatening.


Team verdict
There were some outstanding individual efforts through the series but it was the team effort which stood out.





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