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Prior: We still believe

Prior: We still believe

All England’s combative qualities must come to the fore if they are to put a faulty batting performance behind them in the final Test at Eden Park."We might do it the hard way, but we fight - and we keep fighting," said Matt Prior.

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Tumbling wickets keep decider uncertain

Tumbling wickets keep decider uncertain

Rob Barnett

Three quick wickets resuscitated England’s prospects of victory in the decisive third Test, despite having conceded a first-innings deficit of 239 at Auckland’s Eden Park. New Zealand ended the third day on 35 for three for a lead of 274.

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We knew it would be tough - Finn

We knew it would be tough - Finn

England are far from surprised by the challenge posed by New Zealand this winter. "By no stretch of the imagination did we come over here believing that this was going to be an easy series," explained Steven Finn.

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Finn offers England fresh hope

Finn offers England fresh hope

Rob Barnett

England moved back into contention to win the Test series with New Zealand, even if it remains a tough ask, thanks to Steven Finn’s six wickets at Auckland’s Eden Park.

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Finn keeps the faith

Finn keeps the faith

England know the only way to fight back after day one of the final Test is to keep cool and stay true to trusted methods. "You know you are only one spell away from turning the game on its head," said Steven Finn.

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Fulton ton puts England on back foot

Fulton ton puts England on back foot

Rob Barnett

Peter Fulton’s maiden Test hundred dented England’s prospects of winning the series in New Zealand. He used his significant experience, chiefly from domestic cricket, to capitalise on Alastair Cook’s decision to bowl first.

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Bairstow to deputise for Pietersen

Bairstow to deputise for Pietersen

Jonny Bairstow will replace the injured Kevin Pietersen in the final Test against New Zealand at Eden Park, England captain Alastair Cook has confirmed.

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Let's rise to the challenge - McCullum

Let's rise to the challenge - McCullum

Brendon McCullum is relishing the Test-series decider against England, insisting New Zealand are very much on an upward trajectory ahead of the Auckland encounter.

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Anderson focused on team goal

Anderson focused on team goal

James Anderson is adamant he will not be thinking about the looming personal milestone of 300 five-day wickets as he bids to lead England to a series-clinching victory in the third and final Test with New Zealand.

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Pietersen ruled out of final Test

Pietersen ruled out of final Test

England and Surrey batsman Kevin Pietersen has been ruled out of the remaining Test against New Zealand due to an injury to his right knee.

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