Johnny Barstow On Tuesday, the last day of the second Test at Trent Bridge, England defeated New Zealand by five wickets as the home side won the series for the first time since January 2021. England chased 299 runs thanks to All Time Great. Demonstrating the raw power of Bairstow, who took just 77 balls to reach the ninth Test century of his career. Bairstow fell short of hitting England’s fastest Test century, gaining another ball against Gilbert Jessup, who scored a 76-ball century against Australia in 1902.
While Bairstow did not make it into the history books, it will be a footnote for a 32-year-old man whose performance will always be remembered by all who saw him.
Bairstow was treated to a spectacular array of barbaric boundaries by a crowd of talent at Trent Bridge, who stunned New Zealand in their 92-ball master class with 14 fours and seven sixes.
After chasing 277 runs, they won the first Test at Lord’s by five wickets. Joe RootK115 not out, Bairstow ensured that England enjoyed another successful last day chase.
At tea, all four results were possible, England needed 160 more runs and six wickets left.
But the sensational Bairstow backed the captain. Ben StokesWith an unbeaten 75, the Test world champions collapsed.
It was the highest-scoring chase in the last innings of a Test at Trent Bridge, surpassing England’s previous record of 284 against New Zealand in 2004.
England, who had won just one of 17 matches before the series, are gaining momentum under new captain Stokes and a new coach. Brendan McCullum.
His desire for consistently positive and aggressive cricket has been accepted by England and they will try to make a clean sweep of the series in the final Test at Headingley from 23 June.
The win was even more eye-catching because it was influenced by New Zealand. Daryl Mitchell190, scored 553 in the first innings when Stokes chose to bowl first.
It could have been a series-deciding decision by Stokes, but England bowled out their captain for 539 in their first innings, with Root scoring 176 and Oli Pope 145.
The end of New Zealand’s second innings at the end of the fourth day gave England a new impetus to pursue victory.
He took advantage of the opportunity in the first session of the last day after dismissing the Kiwis for 284 runs.
Apparently the match was moving towards the final session, Barristo took matters into his own hands.
Yorkshire batsman reaches 50 off 51 balls in a fitting style, hitting a boundary Matt Henry.
سواتنگ Trent Bolt For six in the next over, Bairstow was leading the charge for England when he and Stokes scored 42 off the first 16 balls of the evening session.
The attack continued as Bairstow hit two more sixes to Bolt and six more after the break.
England scored 59 runs in five overs to bring themselves to the brink of victory as the crowd thundered their approval.
Bairstow had no answer for Shell Shock New Zealand as they headed for a stunning century.
Stokes was battling a knee injury but kept away after breaking four more after a physio visit.
After losing the New Zealand bowlers’ plot, Bairstow maintained his attack at the other end but missed England’s fastest century after a pair of defensive strokes.
When Bairstow finally got off to a strong start after being caught behind Bolt, England were impressed with his superb performance and were heading for victory.
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