Beat The Bookies - England v New Zealand Second Test Top Tips


Try and beat with bookies with our stats update on the second Test Match at Headingley. England convincingly won the opening Test by 170 runs at Lord's, but can they repeat the trick in Leeds?

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England bowled New Zealand out for just 68 in the final innings of the first Test against New Zealand at Lord’s, using just two bowlers (Stuart Broad and James Anderson). England had not bowled a team out in a Test innings without changing the bowlers since 1936 (Voce and Allen v Australia in Brisbane).

James Anderson, who claimed his 13th Test match five wicket haul in the first Test, became the fourth England bowler to take 300 Test wickets in that match. Anderson needs three more to overtake Fred Trueman (307) on the list of most Test wickets for England.

England are without a win in three Test matches at Headingley, losing convincingly to South Africa (10 wickets) and Australia (innings and 80 runs) before drawing with the Proteas last year.

Alastair Cook’s side are, however, unbeaten in seven Tests (W3, D4), since a nine wicket defeat to India in Ahmedabad in November 2012.

The Black Caps are without a win in nine Test matches against England (D4, L5) and have not won a five day game in England since August 1999. At Headingley they have lost four of their six games against England (D1, W1), losing three of those games by an innings.

Joe Root was the only player to accrue over 100 runs (111) in the first Test, he also maintained the lowest false shot rate of any batsman from either side (15%).

If Daniel Vettori plays in this Test he will become the single most capped Test player in New Zealand history (currently level with Stephen Fleming on 111). The spinner has taken 359 Test wickets; only Sir Richard Hadlee (431) has more for the Kiwis.

Matt Prior has notched up exactly 200 dismissals in Test matches for England (187 catches, 13 stumpings). Only three keepers (Alan Knott, Alec Stewart & Godfrey Evans) have accrued more.

Cook has won five of his 10 Test matches as England captain. The only captains to maintain a win rate over 50% (10+ games) for England are Michael Vaughan (51%), Percy Chapman (53%), Mike Brearley (58%), Douglas Jardine (60%), and W.G. Grace (62%).

Ross Taylor has hit more Test runs against England than any other side (713), these runs coming at an average of 41.9 and including two centuries and four 50s.

Stats by Opta

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