England ticked off the remaining runs on the final day with little fuss as they beat New Zealand by seven wickets to inflict a whitewash in Brendon McCullum's first series in charge as red-ball coach. The hosts consumed just 93 balls to score the 113 runs that were needed on the last day.
Rain delayed proceedings earlier and not a single ball was bowled in the entire first session. But the moment the play was deemed possible with the skies clearing up, England peeled off their runs at a fair clip to ensure they were over the line in a jiffy.
Brief scores: New Zealand 329 (Daryl Mitchell 109; Jack Leach 5/100) & 326 (Tom Blundell 88*; Jack Leach 5/66) lost toEngland360 (Jonny Bairstow 162; Trent Boult 4/104) & 296/3 (Joe Root 86*, Ollie Pope 82) by 7 wickets