England beat Black Caps in final test

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England has beaten New Zealand by seven wickets in the third and final test at Headingley.

The victory secured a 3-0 series victory for England.

England reach the competitive victory target of 296 with only 3 wickets down. The result they was their first clean sweep of a home series in over a decade.

The last time England swept a home series was a 4-0 success over India in 2011.

It was the third successive test in which England reached a big target with aggressive batting . They won the first test at Lords as they chased down 277 runs while in the second test at Nottingham reached 299-5 in their second innings with Bairstow scoring 136.

New Zealand now prepare for limited overs matches against Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands, although a number of the players are returning home.

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