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Birmingham Test: New Zealand beat England to win series 1-0

New Zealand won the two-match series 1-0 after beating England by eight wickets on the fourth day of the second and final Test match at Edgbaston here on Sunday.

England scored 303 runs in the first innings while New Zealand scored 388 runs in the first innings and took a lead of 85 runs. England’s second innings was all out for 122 in the first session of the fourth day, taking a modest 37-run lead and setting New Zealand a target of 38 runs to win.
New Zealand chased down the target by scoring 41 for two in 10.5 overs. For New Zealand, captain Tom Latham remained unbeaten on 23 off 32 balls with the help of three fours. Stuart Broad and Ollie Stone got one wicket each for England.

Chasing the target, New Zealand’s start was not good and Broad gave the first blow to the Kiwi team by dismissing Devon Conway. Conway scored three runs in four balls. Stone then dismissed Will Young, who scored eight runs off 31 balls with the help of a four.

Earlier, on the fourth day, England started playing 122 for nine and Stone made 15 and James Anderson continued the innings without opening the account but Trent Boult dismissed Stone on the very first ball of the day to pile up England’s innings. Gave it. Stone scored 15 runs off 54 balls with the help of two fours while James Anderson remained unbeaten without opening the account.

In the second innings of New Zealand, Matt Henry and Neil Wegner took three wickets each while Trent Boult and Ajaz Patel got two wickets each.
The first Test match played between England and New Zealand at the Lord’s ground in London ended in a draw.