England beat New Zealand in the second test match on day five of the game and won the series. England gave the huge target of 468. The match was already shortened due to the rain on first day despite of this the host team presented a really game.
On the last day of match there was cloudy weather. It was expecting that match might not be completed but the weather also favours the England. New Zealand after bad start of 1st inning could not perform well in the second innings as well. To chasing the huge target of 468 New Zealand lost its early wicket of Fulton who made 05 runs only. The wickets of New Zealand were continuously falling down. Only three batsmen resisted against the strong bowling attack of England. Rutherford 42, Taylor 70 and Southee made 38 runs respectively. No other batsman of New Zealand played good game. The team of New Zealand got out making 220 and lost the match with 247 runs. Sawann was the pickup bowler of the England he got 10 wickets in the match.
Alastair Cook said we played batter than New Zealand and this is the reason we swept the series against strong side. Moreover he said England will also perform well against Australia in upcoming Ashes. The Ashes is going to start from 10th of July 2013.