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Watch: Ross Taylor takes final wicket of 2nd Test in fairytale finish to his Test career
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Watch: Ross Taylor takes final wicket of 2nd Test in fairytale finish to his Test career

Taylor had bowled only 16 overs in all of his previous tests for two wickets, the last time eight years ago. But fate conspired to bring his career to an extraordinary end.

New Zealand vs Bangladesh: Taylor takes final wicket in fairytale finish as Kiwis square series
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New Zealand vs Bangladesh: Taylor takes final wicket in fairytale finish as Kiwis square series

Liton Das cracked a gallant 102 off 111 deliveries for Bangladesh but it was nowhere near enough with the tourists dismissed in their second innings for 278 after being forced to follow on 385 runs behind.

New Zealand bowling coach Shane Jurgensen says WTC triumph his 'greatest coaching achievement'
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New Zealand bowling coach Shane Jurgensen says WTC triumph his 'greatest coaching achievement'

Jurgensen also lavished praise on the New Zealand pacers, who played a key role in the eight-wicket win in the summit clash, calling them the best in the world.

World Test Championship Final: New Zealand pacers put up an exhibition of supreme skills as Kiwis end trophy drought
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World Test Championship Final: New Zealand pacers put up an exhibition of supreme skills as Kiwis end trophy drought

The final was an imperfect Test, marred by rain delays but it was a great exhibition of cricket. Bossed by New Zealand bowlers and ended with Williamson lifting the mace.

World Test Championship: Did you know?
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World Test Championship: Did you know?

We take a look at some of the most interesting stats and facts from the first edition of the WTC so far.

Highlights, England vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 4, Full cricket score: Kiwis seal series with easy win
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Highlights, England vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 4, Full cricket score: Kiwis seal series with easy win

Follow live score and updates from Day 4 the second Test between England and New Zealand on our blog.

England vs New Zealand: Matt Henry, Neil Wagner run through English batting order as Black Caps sniff victory on Day 3
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England vs New Zealand: Matt Henry, Neil Wagner run through English batting order as Black Caps sniff victory on Day 3

England, on a good batting pitch, were 122-9 in their second innings at stumps on the third day — just 37 runs ahead of New Zealand with one wicket standing and two days left to play.

England vs New Zealand: Rory Burns, Dan Lawrence strike fifties as hosts post 258/7 on Day 1 of second Test
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England vs New Zealand: Rory Burns, Dan Lawrence strike fifties as hosts post 258/7 on Day 1 of second Test

The hosts were 85/3 and 175/6 but opener Rory Burns' 81 and Dan Lawrence's 67 not out ensured the Blackcaps did not dominate entirely.

England vs New Zealand, Highlights, 2nd Test, Day 1 at Edgbaston: Hosts 258/7 at stumps
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England vs New Zealand, Highlights, 2nd Test, Day 1 at Edgbaston: Hosts 258/7 at stumps

Follow live score and updates from Day 1 of the second Test between England and New Zealand on our live blog.

England vs New Zealand, Highlights, 1st Test, Day 5 at Lord's: Hosts run out of time in chase as match ends in draw
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England vs New Zealand, Highlights, 1st Test, Day 5 at Lord's: Hosts run out of time in chase as match ends in draw

Follow live score and updates from Day 5 of the first Test between England and New Zealand on our live blog.

England vs New Zealand: Visitors remain in control of first Test despite Rory Burns century
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England vs New Zealand: Visitors remain in control of first Test despite Rory Burns century

Left-handed opener Burns hit 16 fours and one six before he was last man out, caught behind off Southee for 132, as the home team was bowled out for 275.

World Test Championship final: Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja pose serious threat, says Henry Nicholls
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World Test Championship final: Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja pose serious threat, says Henry Nicholls

India and New Zealand will fight it out for the inaugural title at Southampton's Ageas Bowl, one of those rare English tracks known to aid the slow bowlers for a considerable period in Test matches.

World Test Championship: Kane Williamson says New Zealand gearing up for a 'fantastic challenge' in final against India
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World Test Championship: Kane Williamson says New Zealand gearing up for a 'fantastic challenge' in final against India

Talking about championship and how it progressed, Williamson said, "We saw the contests in the WTC has brought real excitement.

England vs New Zealand: Pacer Neil Wagner says Kiwis not treating Test series as warm-ups for WTC final
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England vs New Zealand: Pacer Neil Wagner says Kiwis not treating Test series as warm-ups for WTC final

India and New Zealand will lock horns for the inaugural World Test Championship title, at Southampton's Ageas Bowl, from 18-22 June, four days after the Test series against hosts England is scheduled to conclude.

New Zealand players arrive in London for England series and WTC final against India
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New Zealand players arrive in London for England series and WTC final against India

The players arrived here on Sunday afternoon after flying from Auckland via Singapore and were transferred to the Ageas Bowl in Southampton where they will be based for the first two weeks of the tour.

Highlights, New Zealand vs Pakistan, 2nd Test Day 1, Full Cricket Score: Visitors bowled out for 297
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Highlights, New Zealand vs Pakistan, 2nd Test Day 1, Full Cricket Score: Visitors bowled out for 297

Click here to follow LIVE score of the second Test between New Zealand and Pakistan at Christchurch.

New Zealand vs Pakistan: Kiwis name pacer Matt Henry as replacement for injured Neil Wagner ahead of second Test
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New Zealand vs Pakistan: Kiwis name pacer Matt Henry as replacement for injured Neil Wagner ahead of second Test

Wagner was struck by Pakistan speedster Shaheen Afridi yorker while batting on the second day of the first Test, sustaining undisplaced fractures in both the fourth and fifth toes of his right foot.

New Zealand vs Pakistan: Hosts' broken-toe hero Neil Wagner to miss second Test
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New Zealand vs Pakistan: Hosts' broken-toe hero Neil Wagner to miss second Test

Neil Wagner broke his toes while batting and needed pain-killing injections as he bowled 21 overs in Pakistan's first innings and 28 in the second to play a key role in New Zealand's win.

New Zealand vs Pakistan: Twitter can’t keep calm after Black Caps’ last-hour victory in 1st Test
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New Zealand vs Pakistan: Twitter can’t keep calm after Black Caps’ last-hour victory in 1st Test

Here are some of the reactions from cricketers — both former and current — as well as journalists and fans on New Zealand's 101-run win over Pakistan in the first Test at Mount Maunganui.

New Zealand vs Pakistan: Neil Wagner hailed as ‘an inspiration’ for bowling Kiwis to win despite two broken toes
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New Zealand vs Pakistan: Neil Wagner hailed as ‘an inspiration’ for bowling Kiwis to win despite two broken toes

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson said it was an incredible performance, although Wagner's heart was well known within the team.