Southee hails New Zealand's dramatic England win as a great advert for Test cricket
Tim Southee hailed New Zealand's dramatic one-run win over England as a great advert for Test cricket and revelled in the "pretty special" victory.
The Black Caps became just the fourth side in history to win a Test match having been asked to follow-on from the first innings.
A dramatic fifth day saw Neil Wagner, who finished with four wickets, claim the final scalp of James Anderson as England were all out for 256 needing 258 for victory.
It means the series finished tied at 1-1, with Black Caps skipper Southee talking up the resolve of his side.
"I have to say it ranks right up there," he told BT Sport. "There have only been a handful of sides to be asked to follow on and win, so it is pretty special.
"We were on the back foot after two days and the character shown over the last three days has been really pleasing."
The defeat was only England's second in 11 Tests with Ben Stokes as captain and Brendon McCullum as coach.
Their exciting brand of 'Bazball' cricket fell short on this occasion, and the form they have shown made victory even sweeter for Southee.
"It is great for Test cricket the way England have been playing and it was another great Test match to be involved in," he added.
"All the guys here cherish Test cricket and hopefully having matches like this will be good for Test cricket going forward."