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Result: New Zealand hold nerve for second Test draw against England

Result: New Zealand hold nerve for second Test draw
New Zealand hold on to earn a second Test draw against England in Christchurch, extending the tourists' winless run overseas to 13 matches.

Ish Sodhi hit an unbeaten 56 to guide New Zealand to a draw against England in the second Test in Christchurch.

A 103-ball stay for Neil Wagner also proved pivotal, as the Black Caps claimed a 1-0 series victory.

England end the winter without a single win in Test cricket, having also lost 4-0 in The Ashes, making it 13 overseas matches since their last triumph.

After a dream start for the tourists, which saw Stuart Broad dismiss Jeet Raval for 19 and Kane Williamson for a duck inside the first two deliveries, they were well positioned to end that barren run.

Colin de Grandhomme went for 45 runs with 27 overs remaining, with New Zealand on 219-7 at that point, yet Sodhi and Wagner refused to buckle.

The two men held on to ensure that the Kiwis claimed a first series win over England on home soil since 1983-84.

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