New Zealand have won their test series against England 1-0. The kiwis won the first match by an innings, while the second test ended in a draw. So, here are the top three things that we learned from New Zealand’s test series win over England:
1) Wonderful Wagner
Neil Wagner had a superb series with the ball. He managed to pick up five-wicket hauls, he was consistent with his length and managed to trouble the English batsmen. He has proven to be especially potent in the second innings of test matches. He will be hoping to continue this form in Australia.
2) Watling Magic
BJ Watling had a superb series as well. He managed to deflate the English bowlers in the first test. His double century was one of the highlights of the series. This year has been extremely good for Watling, who has proved that he is one of the top wicketkeeper-batsmen in the world. He will be a threat to any side.
3) Unlucky Archer
Jofra Archer had a tough series with the ball. He must realise that test cricket is not easy at all. Archer needs to be much more patient with the ball in hand. At the same time, he was also quite unlucky in this series. He was not backed up by his fielders, especially by Joe Denly, who will remember his drop for a long, long time.
To sum up, this series showed why New Zealand is ranked number two in the world. The kiwis outplayed the Englishmen and won the series quite comfortably. England will need to regroup before their tour of South Africa.