The third and final Test between New Zealand and England ended in a draw at Eden Park in Auckland on Tuesday after a tense final session.

England, set a target of 481 in their second innings, were 315 for nine at stumps with Matt Prior 110 not out and Monty Panesar unbeaten on two, denying the Black Caps an historic series win.

Kane Williamson was the pick of the New Zealand bowlers with four for 44.

New Zealand have only won three of 32 series against England. The last time was in England in 1999.

Scores: New Zealand 443 and 241 for six declared. England 204 and 315 for nine. All three Tests in the series were drawn.