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The two-match Test series between England and New Zealand ended with the Englishmen thwarting the unpredictable weather to claim a 2-0 win, which means they will head into the Ashes series high on confidence.

England completed a 2-0 cleansweep over the touring New Zealanders after beating them by 247 runs in the Second and Final Test at Leeds. Graeme Swann captured a match-haul of 10 for 132 to help England wrap up the match on the final day.

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India have traditionally got the better of most opponents at home courtesy their spinners, who have used the helpful conditions at home to great advantage.

Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni batted together for two and a half sessions during the crucial third day’s play to rescue India to 297 for 9. Kohli scored his 3rd Test hundred while Skipper MS Dhoni ran himself out on 99.

India is heading towards a second consecutive Test defeat at home against a professional English unit led by Skipper Alastair Cook at the Eden Gardens. A dramatic afternoon session fast forwarded the match towards a possibly innings defeat for the hosts but R Ashwin’s beautiful knock in the final session helped them to avoid that and has taken the match into the final day.

England have leveled the Test Series against India 1-1 with a clinical 10-wicket victory well inside Lunch on the fourth day of the Mumbai Test. It took England a little over an hour to wrap up the match as India surrendered its last three wickets meekly to leave a target of just 57.

England have gained the upper hand over India in the Wankhede Test at Mumbai by finishing Day 2 at a strong position of 178 for 2 in 65 overs.

England’s woeful first innings batting performance brings to the surface, once again, their seemingly insurmountable ineptitude against good spin bowling.