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Strauss is named man of the series for England

PUBLISHED: 12:42 11 June 2008 | UPDATED: 15:08 07 September 2010

MIDDLESEX batsman Andrew Strauss was named man of the series following England s decisive series win over New Zealand at Trent Bridge on Sunday. England beat the Kiwis 2-0 after drawing the first Test at Lord s last month. Strauss was awarded the accolade

MIDDLESEX batsman Andrew Strauss was named man of the series following England's decisive series win over New Zealand at Trent Bridge on Sunday.

England beat the Kiwis 2-0 after drawing the first Test at Lord's last month.

Strauss was awarded the accolade thanks to his 266 runs at 66.50 over the three matches.

Strauss, who last year was dropped from England's tour of Sri Lanka, fought has way back into the national line-up with a sublime individual batting display against New Zealand, in Napier last March.

Strauss racked up 173 not out in New Zealand to provide the cornerstone for England's third Test victory against the Kiwis and has continued the momentum since his return.

"I spent about 12 months not knowing where my next run was coming from so I'm happy to have turned it round. But our bowlers have worked as a really good unit so this is as much for them as for me.


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