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England's Test cricketers are back in action on Sky Sports this Friday (May 29th), four days after the thrilling 124-run win over New Zealand at Lord's.

Pay-TV subscribers will be able to watch every ball from the 2nd Investec Test at Headlingley, as Alastair Cook's side look to secure a series win against the tourists.

Sky Sports viewers were treated to one of the finest Test matches in many a year over the Bank Holiday weekend, as England bowled out the Kiwis in the final hour of the final session.

The hosts looked to be in serious trouble at 30-4 on the first morning, but a strong performance from the England middle order - notably Ben Stokes (92 and 101) Joe Root (98 and 84) - helped set up the win.

A second-innings century from captain Alastair Cook (162) also proved instrumental, as the Three Lions overcame a side ranked third in the world in the longer form of the game.

Following the 2nd Investec Test, England will take on New Zealand in the five-game Royal London ODI series, which will be shown live on Sky Sports.

And then it will be time for the main event of the cricketing summer - the eagerly-awaited Ashes 2015.

Sky Sports viewers can look forward to all five Test matches against the touring Australians, as England try to wrestle back the famous urn.

The last time these sides met, in 2013-14, England were blown away by the pace of Mitchell Johnson en route to a humiliating 5-0 defeat.

Alastair Cook's side will be hopeful of another strong performance in Leeds this weekend, as they continue their preparations for the Ashes.

Another win against a strong New Zealand side will boost confidence in the England camp, and raise hopes of a home win later in the summer.

The Ashes 2015 gets underway at the Swalec Stadium in Cardiff, home of Glamorgan CC, on Wednesday July 8th.

Further tests at Lord's, Edgbaston, Trent Bridge and The Oval follow, with Sky Sports holding the live TV rights to every game.

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