Stephen Brenkley

Stephen Brenkley is Cricket Correspondent for The Independent.

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New Zealand's Mark Craig (2R) celebrates the dismissal of England's Jos Buttler
England will need a big innings from captain Alastair Cook on Tuesday

England vs New Zealand match report: Ragged and impotent England need to summon the spirit for series victory

England will have to bat for 98 overs to stave off defeat on final day

BJ Watling of New Zealand hits out on his way to a century
Ben Stokes is dismissed by Trent Boult

England vs New Zealand second Test: England wobble after Alastair Cook and Adam Lyth excel

New Zealand 350 all out, England 253-5 at the close of day two

Anderson celebrates dismissing Kane Williamson

England vs New Zealand second Test: Kiwis keep attacking as tourists respond to James Anderson's dream start

Anderson took his 400th wicket at Headingley on a rain hit day

Alastair Cook, left, and Stuart Broad savour victory

England vs New Zealand second Test: England must beware reaching for the sky

After Lord’s high, team goes into Headingley Test eager to avoid a repeat of Windies flop

England players take part in training at Headingley on Thursday

England vs New Zealand second Test: England to stay on the attack with Ashes fever increasing

Another swashbuckling win over Kiwis in second Test will set them up for Aussies

Joe Root: 'Ben Stokes gives everything – he’s rubbing off on us all'

Root says the dressing room is a happy place again – and Stokes is the catalyst

Andrew Strauss paid tribute to Bayliss’s expertise as a one-day coach

Trevor Bayliss named England coach: ECB secure Australian's services as Andrew Strauss aims for success across all formats

During his four year spell as coach, Bayliss led Sri Lanka to their highest Test ranking and went to the finals of both the World Cup and the World Twenty20

Trevor Bayliss and Kumar Sangakkara in deep discussion during the coach’s time with Sri Lanka

Trevor Bayliss named England coach: Australian all set to cross cricket's great divide

With the Ashes series just round the corner, the first Aussie to coach England already has some experience in taking on and beating his homeland

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