Watch - Joe Root plays an 'Outrageous' reverse scoop off Tim Southee, fans draw parallels with Rishabh Pant
Ben Stokes-led England cricket team has defeated New Zealand in the second Test held at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham. England had to chase 299 runs in their second inning after restricting the opposition to 284 runs.
Alex Lees played well at the top order for England and scored 44 runs before getting dismissed by Tim Southee. Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope and Joe Root haven't been much impressed with the bat and returned to the dressing room with poor numbers.
However, Jonny Bairstow has dominated the opposition bowlers all around the park and scored 136 runs off just 92 balls and set down the chase for the other batters.
He made a 179 runs stand with his skipper Ben Stokes for the fifth wicket partnership. After his dismissal, Ben Stokes took the charge and chased down the target of 299 runs and remained unbeaten on 75 runs.
Don't even think about it: Jonny Bairstow
Jonny Bairstow was named Player of the Match for his enormous show with the bat against New Zealand and the latter shared a few words in the post-match presentation as well.
"It was just great fun to be out there. Just one of those things, when you get in that kind of mood, you just got to go with it. Ben at the other end said don't even think about it. That's how it went.
We know the power we've got in the middle order. Today was our day, and what a day it's been. Thanks so much for coming. We saw it as a one-day game," Jonny Bairstow was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.
"The pitch was very good, the outfield was very fast. The brand of cricket we're looking to play, days like this are very exciting. If this is happening now, let's see what will happen in the next few months. It's going to be a journey.
On wickets like this, guys trucking in - all the bowlers. The way in which Joe and Pope played in the first innings. It's no. 1 (where does this knock rate for him). There's been chatter around English cricket in recent months, some of it's been harsh. Sky is the limit," he added.
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