Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes hoists his bat aloft in triumph after a record-breaking century on day four of the first test against New Zealand at Lord's Getty Images

England will take on New Zealand in the second Test of the two-match series at Headingley, Leeds, starting from 29 May.

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The match starts at 11am BST. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD. Click here for the live streaming link.


England managed a victory in the first Test at Lord's, despite having a difficult start in the first innings as they lost the first four wickets with just 30 runs on the board. It was Joe Root's 98 and Ben Stokes' 92, and a partnership from Moeen Ali and Jos Butler that helped the hosts post a first innings total of 389.

In reply, New Zealand managed 523 runs and had a comfortable lead. The Three Lions scored 478 runs and skipper Alastair Cook's 169 runs helped England post that total. He was well supported by Stokes, who also went to score a century in the second innings.

Moeen Ali took a decisive catch with nine overs remaining as England secured a rousing win over New Zealand on day five Getty Images

The Black Caps suffered an early blow as they lost three wickets before lunch on the final day. Stuart Broad and Stokes took three wickets each and the latter's all round performance helped England seal a 124-run victory in the first Test.

New Zealand will be looking to bounce back in Leeds to level the series. England will be confident that irrespective of a result in the second Test, they will not lose the two-match Test series.


England to win

Betting Odds (

  • England to win: 9/4
  • Draw: 9/10
  • New Zealand to win: 13/4

Team News


Possible XI: Adam Lyth, Alastair Cook (c), Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wkt), Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Chris Jordan

New Zealand

Possible XI: Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum (c), Neil Wagner, Luke Ronchi (wk), Mark Craig, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Trent Boult