New Delhi: England registered a spectacular 3-0 win in the 3-match Test series against New Zealand (England vs New Zealand). The third and final match of the series was played from 23 June to 27 June at Headingley Cricket Ground in Leeds. In this match too, the host team England got a big win by 7 wickets. Earlier, the English team had beaten the opposition team New Zealand in both the initial matches as well.
Player of the match of the third Test may have been 31-year-old spinner Jack Leach, but the English team’s star batsman Jonny Bairstow is also less appreciated. The 32-year-old experienced batsman played a brilliant century of 162 runs in the first innings of the third Test match for the team. After this, he batted vigorously in the second innings as well, scoring an unbeaten 71 in just 44 balls.
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In the second innings of Jonny Bairstow’s bat, a total of 8 fours and 3 excellent sixes came out. During this, he led the team to victory, sharing an important partnership with former captain Joe Root (86 not out). During the match, he also broke a big record of former English batsman John Edrich.
Actually, John Edrich scored 5138 runs in 127 innings at an average of 43.54 while playing 77 Test matches for England between 1963 and 1976. At the same time, Bairstow has left him behind in the matter of scoring the most runs in Test cricket while playing an explosive half-century inning of 71 runs.
Talking about Bairstow’s Test career, he has played 86 matches for the English team since 2012, scoring 5195 runs in 154 innings at an average of 36.07. During this, his bat has scored 10 centuries and 23 fifties. His personal best batting performance in Test cricket is 167 not out.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : June 27, 2022, 22:49 IST