ENG vs NZ: Twitter Reacts As Jonny Bairstow’s 136 And Ben Stokes’ 75* Helps England Beat New Zealand In 2nd Test By 5 Wickets

England efficiently chased down the 299-run goal set by New Zealand on the fifth day of the second Check at Trent Bridge Nottingham, due to a brutal 136 from Jonny Bairstow and equally belligerent 75* from captain Ben Stokes and gained a 2-0 lead within the three-Check collection.

England captain Ben Stokes had gained the toss and chosen to bowl first however would have regretted his resolution as New Zealand went on to pile up 553 runs of their first innings. Daryl Mitchell hit his second straight century within the collection, making 190 with 23 fours and 4 sixes, whereas Tom Blundell made up for the missed ton at Lord’s, however making 106 with 14 fours right here in Nottingham.

Joe Root
Joe Root. Picture: ICC

In reply, England have been excellent of their first outing as Joe Root continued his golden run with the bat, scoring 176 with 26 fours and 1 six, whereas Ollie Pope hit his first Check century on the new no.3 spot, making 145 with 13 fours and three sixes. Aside from these two, Ben Stokes made 46 and Ben Foakes made 56 runs, as England piled 539 in reply.

Trent Boult for New Zealand picked a fifer, whereas James Anderson had accomplished his 650 wickets in Checks throughout this Check match.

Jonny Bairstow Demolishes New Zealand Bowling In Powerful Chase Of 299 Runs

New Zealand have been aiming to benefit from the slender 14-run lead and Will Younger (56), Devon Conway (52), and Daryl Mitchell (62*) did properly to conjure runs towards a decided England bowling and managed to make 286 runs of their second innings, with a lead of 298 runs in addition for.

When England got here out to chase the robust goal, Trent Boult harm them badly by choosing wickets of Zak Crawley for 0 and Joe Root for 3, whereas Tim Southee eliminated Alex Lees for 44 and Matt Henry removed Pope for 18 runs. At 93/4, England was staring down a defeat, however then Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes got here collectively.

Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow. PC- Getty
Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow. PC- Getty

Bairstow slammed 7 sixes and 14 fours in his 136-run knock, earlier than it was ended by Boult, however Stokes performed a captain’s knock, hitting 75* with 10 fours and 4 sixes as England achieved the goal with 5 wickets to spare.

The Twitterverse was elated with England profitable the match and going 2-0 up within the three-match collection towards New Zealand and praised the crew, Jonny Bairstow and Stokes on the social media web site.

Right here’s how twitter reacted to England’s thumping victory over New Zealand within the 2nd Check: