England 303/10 & 122/10 (41.1 ov)
New Zealand 388/10 & 41/2 (10.5 ov)
New Zealand won by 8 wickets
Player of the match: Matt Henry
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New Zealand won by 8 wickets

It's been a clinical performance from New Zealand. They'll take massive confidence from this series win, their first on English shores since 1999. The most heartening thing for them, as their captain Latham mentioned, is that they managed outplay England despite making 6 changes in their playing XI. Just shows you the depth New Zealand have in their side. They've got a squad of match-winners and they look well set to take India on in the World Test Championship final starting June 18. 

England, on the contrary, have some thinking to do. They did play some good competitive for the most part but they were poor during certain phases and that cost them the game and the series. Lots to ponder over for the home side, their players will now head into a host of limited over competitions, both international and domestic, and as Joe Root mentioned, it could prove to be liberating for some of their players. But lots of problems to address, especially in the batting department. They really did seem to miss the services of their world class all-rounders in Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali. Their return to this English setup could well prove to be the boost that they need.  

An excellent win then for New Zealand and one that they will celebrate. They've got 5 days now until they go up against India in that WTC final at Southampton. 
Tom Latham (Captain, New Zealand): It's obviously great to have the performance under the belt. We had a few changes due to injury but it was a complete team performance. It's fantastic and it shows the depth of New Zealand cricket. It's about guys coming in and showing what they can do. For us its about keeping things simple and I think we did that really well. I thought we played them (ENG bowlers) really well and that we adapted really well. Always love captaining the side, it's always such an honor. It's great for the guys to put up their feet for another day. We're looking to celebrate this since it's our first win here since 1999. Yea the support has been great here and from back home. The atmosphere has been amazing. 
Joe Root (Captain, England): I think more than anything, it's what we can take from it. New Zealand definitely outplayed us throughout the game. It's about managing the situations. I think more than anything, we need to look at the mental side of things rather than the technical side. It's about learning from past experience and using the experience of the guys in the dressing room. It's about not repeating mistakes. You can look at anything and you can look for excuses but the fact is that New Zealand outplayed us. We know that we're a better side than this. You can never really replicate match scenarios, it's about managing every situation as it comes. No don't regret not going for the target at Lord's. White ball cricket can liberate you sometimes, the guys that haven't got the runs have a chance to go out there and express themselves. Whatever the format, it's important that we take the opportunities that we have. It's great to have the crowd back. We're so blessed to have so many brilliant fans. 
Devon Conway (Player of the Series, NZ): I definitely did not, pretty special feeling to win here in England. Yea it's been a good challenge, being up the order has been exciting for me. Been learning from Tom Latham. It certainly is a big step up, the mental side of things is a big step up. It's a good challenge but its about staying in the process and taking each ball at a time. Was just trying to watch every ball and be in the moment as much as possible. It was good that I was able to contribute and help win a series in England. (On World Test championship Final) Yea looking forward to it, I think this was a good practice especially to see how the ball swings. 
Rory Burns (Player of the Series, ENG): Disappointing from the team perspective but personally it was good to get back into the side. They bowled well over the series. They constantly tested us. But personally I was in good rhythm. Was trying to stay as levelled as I could in my innings. I think I've got a little bit of time off and some white ball stuff for Surrey. 
Matt Henry (Player of the match): Yea obviously it's great. What a way to finish the series. A special shout to the crowd, they've been unbelievable. It was incredible, everyday they came out in the numbers and the energy was fantastic. Yea I think past experience and the understanding of different surfaces gives you an idea of what to do. Was a sound wicket on Day-1 and 2. It got quicker as it went on. We managed to put pressure on them and managed to get wickets and runs. It's pretty easy to get motivated to play Test cricket for New Zealand. We've got a good squad and it's enjoyable to be out there with the lads.  
What a clinical performance this has been from New Zealand. They've played like champions and have thoroughly deserved this win! They not only take the Test match but they also take the series 1-0. Incidentally, it's also their first Test series win on English shores since 1999. They'll be quite pleased with this result without doubt.  

It started off with a decent bowling performance in the first innings as they restricted England to 303. After losing their way a little bit, Dan Lawrence's unbeaten 81 brought the hosts back on track after they were in a bit of trouble having lost 7 wickets quite cheaply. 

303, however, did prove to be a fighting total. New Zealand's batting innings was full of good partnerships, the first of which was between Devon Conway and Will Young. Disappointingly though, none of their batsmen managed to breach the 3-figures mark as all of Conway, Young and Taylor fell when they were in their 80s. Handy contributions from Blundell and Patel down the order helped the visitors surpass England's 303 and claim a lead of 85-runs. 

What followed was a devastating batting collapse for England. They failed miserably in their quest to set New Zealand a competitive total as they ended up being bundled out for a measly 122 in their 2nd innings. Some of the shots played by the English batsmen were rather poor while others lacked conviction.

New Zealand didn't have too much trouble chasing the 38-run target down. They did so in just 10.5 overs. England and the crowd had very little to cheer about other than the two Kiwi wickets that fell this morning. 

England were outplayed quite comprehensively in this game and they've got a lot of time to thing about things as they don't play another Test match till the first week of August. 
10.5 Mark Wood to Tom Latham, FOUR! THAT'S IT, IT'S ALL OVER! New Zealand finish 1-0, back of a length delivery on the outside off as Latham stays on the backfoot and then opens the bat slightly to dab it through the gap between gully and third-slip and Latham pumps his hands in the air as they win this test comprehensively and meet India for the WTC finals on Friday!
10.4 Mark Wood to Tom Latham, OH! Length delivery that shapes back viciously and kept coming into the left-hander and goes through the fourth stump line and Bracey had to dive to his right in the end to collect it
10.3 Mark Wood to Tom Latham, FOUR! SHOT! Length delivery into Latham on the middle and off as he leans into it and then tucks this one off the middle of the bat as he crunches it through the square leg region for a boundary. Just one needed now!
10.2 Mark Wood to Tom Latham, length delivery into Latham this time on the off-stump as he gets behind nicely and then prods forward to tap it down to the mid-on fielder for no run
10.1 Mark Wood to Tom Latham, OH! Around the wicket to start, that was short and way outside the off-stump as Latham goes for reaching for it to cut and misses it completely, through to the keeper
Mark Wood, right-arm fast, into the attack
Ross Taylor, RHB, makes his way out to the middle 
With just five needed Will Young went for the glory shot and he paid the price! Won't be as clean a victory as New Zealand would have hoped for as it's already been dented by the fall of two wickets. Just some respite for England and something to cheer about for the crowd.
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cricket ball icon Olly Stone
9.6 Olly Stone to Will Young, OUT! CHOPPED ON! Wasn't that short on that occasion on the wide of off-stump and Young looking to play that one on the same area but that comes back to hit him on the inside of the bat and he drags it back on to the stumps in the end and some respite for the Englishmen with the second wicket!
9.5 Olly Stone to Will Young, length delivery on the outside off as it shapes away as well. Young lunges into it and then once again watches it go to the keeper's gloves
9.4 Olly Stone to Will Young, FOUR! SHOT! Back of a length on the outside off, just shapes away as Young on the backfoot cuts this away as he transfers his balance on to the back and that runs away to the deep backward point region for a boundary
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