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After a tight battle in the 3rd and final Test between England and New Zealand, the hosts won the game against the Kiwis and will be locking horns with India in a few days.

Talking about the match, batting first, New Zealand posted a total of 329 runs with the help of Daryl Mitchell's 109 and Tom Blundell's 55.

Despite getting a good start with the ball, Jonny Bairstow turned the fortunes for England as he scored a great 162 runs and the debutant Jamie Overton has also done well with the willow, scoring 97 runs for his team.

With that, England got 360 runs and a lead of 31 on the board. In the second innings, New Zealand once again struggled a lot in the middle and posted 326 runs on the board.

Tom Blundell was the top scorer who remained unbeaten on 88 runs. Chasing a target of 296 runs, Ollie Pope and Joe Root set up the platform and Jonny Bairstow finished the game for his team.

I wanted to push the lads to see what they were capable: Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes - Stuart Broad - England

Winning the match, Ben Stokes looked happy with the performance that his team showed in this series. He shared a lot in the post-match presentation and also praised his teammates for the effort in this game.

"It's gone really well. To walk away with 3-0 series win over the best team in the world is a special start. When I took over this job, it was about changing the mindset of the guys towards Test cricket, was about having fun.

Huge amount of credit to Brendon (McCullum) and the backroom staff. Trent Bridge was fantastic. Being 55/6 and to do what we did the manner we did (here), that was something special. Pottsy has taken it like fish to water," Ben Stokes was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.

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"This game, he's been incredible. Broady, even at 36, bowled 50 overs this week. I wanted to push the lads to see what they were capable. Fantastic to see Leachy taking 10 wickets.

I have never seen a happier dressing room for an individual's success. Different opposition (India), we still have a series to draw. We'll come out with exactly the same mindset," he added.

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