29 May 2013

England win 2nd Test by 247 runs

6:07 am on 29 May 2013

The England cricketers have beaten New Zealand by 247-runs in the second Test at Headingly to take the series 2-nil.

The English managed to dodge the rain clouds as spinner Graeme Swann finished with 6 wickets in the innings and ten for the match.

The Black Caps had started the final day on 158 for 6 and were bowled out for 220 just after 3pm local time, with Tim Southee making 38 and Doug Bracewell 19.

Captain Brendan McCullum, who managed to score just 31 runs in the series, says the gulf between the teams was exposed in this Test match, England are formidable at home.

The two sides now play three one-day internationals with the first at Lord's on Friday.