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Prior ton salvages thrilling draw in NZ

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A defiant, unbeaten century by Matt Prior saw England snatch an unlikely draw in a dramatic end to the third Test and deny a fired-up New Zealand an historic series victory by one wicket. 

Monty Panesar dives to reach the crease against New Zealand at Eden Park in Auckland today. A defiant, unbeaten century by Matt Prior saw England snatch an unlikely draw in a dramatic end to the third Test and deny a fired-up New Zealand an historic series victory by one wicket.

England were holding on by a thread at the close as Prior sought to shield last man Monty Panesar from the bowling for the last three overs in a cliffhanger finish to the Test and the series.

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