England wallop New Zealand by 247 runs to sweep Test series
England hammered New Zealand by 247 runs on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 in the second Test at Headingley, Leeds to sweep the two-Test series 2-0.
It was a rain-marred start to the second Test at Leeds but when the sun came out on Day 2, England middle order batsman Joe Root ruled the roost by scoring 104 runs in the first innings - his first Test century. (AFP image)
England piled up 354 in the first innings thanks to Root's ton bu Kiwi left-arm pacer Trent Boult starred with the ball, scalping a five-wicket haul. Kiwis, in reply though, could only muster 174. (AFP image)
Alastair Cook led from the front in the second innings, scoring his 25th Test century. His 130 and Jonathan Trott's 76 took England to 287 for 5 declared and gave a 468-run target to the Kiwis. (AFP image)
Ross Taylor looked like one of the few New Zealand batsmen who showed a fight, in a huge chase of 468 runs. Taylor scored 70 of 121 balls and was bowled by Graeme Swann. (AFP image)
Graeme Swann turned out to be the hero of the match for England with match figures of 10 for 132. He took 4 for 42 in the first innings and 6 for 90 in the second outing while taking England to a well-deserved win. (AFP image)
England completed a massive 247-run win on the final day with New Zealand all out for 220 in 76.3 overs. England successfully accomplished a clean sweep of the two-match Test series. (PTI image)