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England's captain Alastair Cook, center, celebrates with trophy and his teammates after defeating New Zealand on the fifth day of the second Test match against New Zealand

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England 354 & 287-5 New Zealand 174 & 220 (England win by 247 runs)

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England 232 & 213 New Zealand 207 & 68: Fast bowler takes seven wickets for 44 runs in Kiwi collapse, but home batting also failed to impress

James Anderson of England celebrates dismissing Peter Fulton of New Zealand to take his 300th test match wicket

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Alastair Cook wins the toss in the first Test against New Zealand

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England won the toss and chose to bat

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Nottinghamshire 320 & 145-5 Durham 471

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