With the spectacular win by New Zealand in Basin Reserve, they became just the third team (after England and India) to win a Test match after following on. It was also only the fourth instance of such an occurance in 2494 Tests and 146 years of Test cricket, as New Zealand completed a one-run victory - a result margin achieved only for the second time in Test history. With the victory, they were able to maintain series parity and prevented England from being the first team to win a Test series in New Zealand since 2017.
In the second Test against England at the Basin Reserve in Wellington, Neil Wagner took four wickets, including the crucial one of James Anderson, to help New Zealand win and tie the series. Following the dismissal of Zak Crawley on Monday, England resumed play on Day 5 with a target of 258 and a score of 48/1. As Tim Southee dismissed Ben Foakes and England needed two runs to win, Wagner dramatically struck Anderson, sparking massive Kiwi celebrations.
Brief Scores: England 435/8 decl. (Harry Brook 186, Joe Root 153*; Matt Henry 4-100, Michael Bracewell 2-54) & 256 (Joe Root 95, Ben Foakes 35; Neil Wagner 4-62, Tim Southee 3-45) lost to New Zealand 209 (Tim Southee 73, Tom Blundell 38; Stuart Broad 4-61, James Anderson 3-37) & 483 (Kane Williamson 132, Tom Blundell 90; Jack Leach 5-157) by 1 run