Leeds - Graeme Swann caused New Zealand yet more trouble as England eyed victory, and a 2-0 series win, in the second and final Test at Headingley on Monday.Swann confirmed he was back to
his best after elbow surgery by adding four wickets to his quartet from
the first innings and leave the tourists hoping for forecast rain to
arrive and save them on the final day on Tuesday.
improbable 468 to win at Headingley, New Zealand limped to 158 for six
at the close with Ross Taylor's determined 70 glueing together another
Taylor and Dean Brownlie (25) had shared a
fourth-wicket stand of 79 to hold up England who are certain to seal
series triumph after their first-test victory at Lord's.
survived two reviewed appeals but became Swann's fourth victim when he
was beaten for flight, misjudged a drive and was bowled.
for 174 in their first innings, hot on the heels of their capitulation
at Lord's when they were skittled for 68, New Zealand again looked ill
at ease at the crease.
Stuart Broad, the instigator of New
Zealand's first test downfall with seven second-innings wickets, removed
Peter Fulton for five with a ball that bounced sharply from a good
length to catch the shoulder of the opener's bat and give Ian Bell a
simple catch at gully.
Broad struck Kane Williamson a painful blow
on the arm before Swann was introduced into the attack and trapped New
Zealand's number three leg before for the second time in the match. The
decision was upheld after a review.
Swann was celebrating again
just before tea when Hamish Rutherford, who had batted with
determination for his 42, got an inside edge on to his pad and was
snaffled by Joe Root at short-leg.
The spinner later induced a
thick edge to send back Martin Guptill for three while Steven Finn's
pace accounted for Brownlie, who tried to get out of the way of a
snorting short-pitched ball but gloved to Bell.
captain Alastair Cook completed an impressive 25th test century before
falling for 130 and Jonathan Trott hit 76.
The hosts added 122 to
their overnight total in the morning session and batted for a shade over
30 minutes after lunch before declaring on 287 for five.