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‘An innings of a lifetime’ – Sensational Jonny Bairstow seals classic Test win for England

by Wisden Staff 3 minute read

England beat New Zealand by five wickets in a classic Test match run-fest at Trent Bridge.

Jonny Bairstow was the star of day five, as he blasted 136 off 92 balls to take England to a remarkable win as they chased 299 in 50 overs on the fifth and final day.

What makes the result all the more remarkable is that New Zealand scored 553 in the first innings, which is the sixth highest total of all time to be scored by a losing team in a Test match.

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