T P SPIN ON THE TEST
KIWIS A HARD ACT TO FOLLOW
NEW ZEALAND are just the fourth team in history to win a Test match after being forced to follow on: 1894, Sydney England beat Australia by 10 runs
1981, Headingley England beat Australia by 18 runs
2001, Kolkata India beat Australia by 171 runs
2023, Wellington New Zealand beat England by one run.
THIS WAS just the second Test defeat for England under the Ben Stokes-Brendon McCullum leadership axis. Their record is: WWWWLWWWWWWL
LEADING RUN SCORERS IN THE SERIES
Harry Brook, 329 runs at 82.25 Joe Root, 319 runs at 106.33 LEADING WICKET TAKERS IN THE SERIES
Neil Wagner — 11
Jimmy Anderson, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach — 10
IT IS just the second time a Test match has been won by a single run, after West Indies beat Australia in 1993 at Adelaide. Chasing 186, Australia looked doomed at 144 for nine, but No 10 Tim May hit 42 and took them to the brink of victory with Craig McDermott (18), before Courtney Walsh had McDermott caught behind.
NEIL BOUNCES BACK
NEIL WAGNER hit back from recording the second-worst economy rate in Tests (minimum 10 overs), with two for 110 in the second innings of the first Test, by guiding New Zealand to a fine victory in Wellington with four second-innings wickets.