Swann bowls England to victory

2013-05-28 17:15
Graeme Swann (Getty Images)
Leeds - Graeme Swann took six wickets and England dodged the rain clouds hovering over Headingley to wrap-up a 247-run second Test victory over New Zealand on Tuesday and secure a 2-0 series triumph.

Full Scorecard: England v New Zealand

New Zealand lost their last four men in murky conditions on the final day to be bowled out for 220 after surprisingly being asked to bat last in a game that appeared to be at England's mercy much earlier before captain Alastair Cook declined to enforce the follow-on.

Cook batted again before declaring and setting New Zealand an improbable 468 to win, giving his bowlers the best part of five sessions to take 10 wickets.

England's gameplan was nearly scuppered, though, by persistent light rain and delays on Tuesday.

Swann took six for 90 in the second innings and returned match figures of 10-132.

England won the first Test by 170 runs at Lord's.


England: AN Cook (capt), NRD Compton, IJL Trott, IR Bell, JE Root, JM Bairstow, MJ Prior (wk), SCJ Broad, GP Swann, ST Finn, JM Anderson

New Zealand:
PG Fulton, HD Rutherford, KS Williamson, LRPL Taylor, DG Brownlie, MJ Guptill, BB McCullum (capt & wk), TG Southee, DAJ Bracewell, N Wagner, TA Boult

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