Williamson, Taylor’s centuries help New Zealand tie Test

Centuries from Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor ensured New Zealand drew the rain-hit second Test against England in Hamilton today, sealing a 1-0 series win.

New Zealand batted the final day needing a substantial innings to avoid defeat and were helped by sloppy England fielding.

Heavy rain arrived soon after lunch to end play on the fifth day when New Zealand were 241 for two in their second innings, 140 ahead with Taylor on 105 and Williamson on 104. They resumed the day at 96 for two.

New Zealand, meanwhile, head to Australia on Saturday for a three-Test series, with the 1-0 win over England cementing their number two world ranking behind India.  

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