England vs New Zealand: Jonny Bairstow took England to a whitewash with a scintillating half-century from Test world champions New Zealand at Headingley’s home ground on Monday.
Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow played unbeaten knocks of 86 and 71, respectively, as England chased down 296 with seven wickets in the third Test against New Zealand at Headingley. After this victory, England won the series 3-0. Earlier, Day 5 of the ongoing third Test between England and New Zealand has finally resumed and New Zealand got off to a perfect start as Tim Southee removed Ollie Pope.
England vs New Zealand: The batsman got out after scoring 82 runs. However, Jonny Bairstow changed the color of the game with his 30-ball 50. Earlier, brilliant half-centuries from Ollie Pope and Joe Root put England well into a whitewash over the 3-0 series. Visiting New Zealand. At stumps on the fourth day, Pope was unbeaten on 81 and Root was 55 not out, with England needing 113 more runs to win the third and final Test at Headingley and complete a series sweep.
On Day 5, New Zealand would be praying for a miracle, with the British firmly in control. After chasing tight targets of 277 and 299 in five-wicket wins at Lord’s and Trent Bridge respectively, England will be strong favorites to seal a 3-0 series success over Test world champions New Zealand.
England vs New Zealand: Jonny Bairstow took England to a whitewash with a scintillating half-century from Test world champions New Zealand at Headingley’s home ground on Monday. England set a target of 296 runs for victory, winning the third Test by seven wickets, ending 296-3. Bairstow scored an unbeaten 71 to reach England’s second-fastest Test half-century to the landmark in just 30 balls when he was dismissed for 71, Former England captain Joe Root scored an unbeaten 86 not out on 55 not out, sharing a 111-run partnership with his Yorkshire teammate Bairstow.
Rain washed out England 183-2 overnight in the morning session, in a modest 78 overs, including 113 more runs they needed to win. But he needed just 15.2 overs, with Bairstow hitting a six over deep midwicket off spinner Michael Bracewell on Monday to end the match.
Vijay led England to a 3-0 clean sweep in their first series under new captain Ben Stokes and former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum.
England won’t have long to rest on their laurels, however, with the Covid-delayed final Test of last year’s series against India starting at Edgbaston on Friday.