Matt Prior of England is hugged by Stuart Broad as he leaves the field with Monty Panesar at the end of day five of the Third Test match against New Zealand

New Zealand v England: 'It was just my lucky day,' admits hero Matt Prior

Matt Prior reflected on the vagaries of batting fortune after his match and series-saving innings for England. He scored an unbeaten 110 which ensured that England left New Zealand with a 0-0 draw in the series that looked likely to elude them. It was crisp, to the point and deserved the reward it brought.

Broadside: The pick of the England attack takes a smart return catch to dismiss New Zealand’s Kane Williamson

Stuart Broad takes 6-51 as England force New Zealand follow-on in second Test

Second Test, day three: England 465 v New Zealand 254 & 77-1 (following on)

New Zealand v England: Stuart Broad and Matt Prior keep tourists in control

England wicket-keeper Matt Prior struck an outstanding innings of 82 to put the tourists in a strong position after day two of the Second Test against New Zealand.

New Zealand v England first Test: Steven Finn heroics can't cure England of first Test syndrome

England 167 & 421-6 drew with New Zealand 460-9 dec: Nightwatchman secures the draw but tourists still don't know how to remedy cardinal defect

Kevin Pietersen walks off as he id dismissed for a duck

First Test: England made to suffer for careless early batting choices

England's top order was swept aside as the first Test finally began last night. They were in utter disarray by lunch, teetering on 81 for 5 which made a nonsense of the relative status of the teams in the world rankings.

Hamish Rutherford defies England test auditionees in New Zealand

Tour match, Queenstown (day two of four) New Zealand XI 224-6 v England 426

Joe Root in action against New Zealand

Alastair Cook praises Joe Root after England level one-day series against New Zealand

Root cracked a rapid 79 not out in Napier

Old friends are reunited but England fail to click in ODI opener against New Zealand

New Zealand 259-7 England 258 (New Zealand win by three wickets)

New Zealand's Brendon McCullum, right, salutes the crowd as he walks off with Martin Guptill after defeating England by three wickets

Alistair Cook praises New Zealand duo

England were ambushed by 'wounded soldier' Martin Guptill as New Zealand won the first one-day international by three wickets.

Ian Bell has made just one fifty during three tours of India

India take unassailable lead in one-day series following five wicket victory over England

Hosts now lead the one-day international series 3-1

Jade Dernbach is now the most expensive bowler in ODI history

Dernbach to pay for costly ODI displays

After three browntop back-breakers in a row, England's bowlers could be forgiven for pining for the green, greentops of home. However, when they caught sight of the Mohali pitch for the first time yesterday, homesickness will have faded fast.

Dhoni finishes off England in third ODI against India

India 157-3 (28.1 overs) beat England 155 (42.2 overs) by seven wickets

James Tredwell’s 4 for 44 was crucial for England

Positive spin for England as James Tredwell stuns India in first one-day international

Report from the first one day international between the sides: England 325-4 India 316-9 (England win by 9 runs)

But earlier Alastair Cook had been given out caught behind when he hadn’t touched the ball

England beaten in final warm-up match in India

Report from England's warm-up match against India A

England suffer humbling start to ODI tour

England suffered a humbling start to 2013 as some below-par batting saw them slump to a 53-run defeat at the hands of India A in Delhi.

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