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Ben Stokes says ‘Trent Bridge win greatest, better than ICC WC Win’


ENG beat NZ Highlights – Trent Bridge WIN GREATEST: England’s Test captain Ben Stokes has hailed Jonny Bairstow stunning fourth innings hundred against New Zealand as the best knock he has seen. The English batter completely blew the visitors away with his stunning assault. He scored 136 runs off just 92 balls and helped England chase 299 in Trent Bridge. Stokes, who witnessed the insane knock from the other end, lavished huge praise on Bairstow and said, ‘he gave us a win that us bigger than World Cup Final & Headingley Test.’ Follow ENG beat NZ highlights with InsideSport.IN.

“That blows away Headingley, it blows away Lord’s and the World Cup final. Just emotionally and the enjoyment of every minute I had on that field, it was incredible,” Stokes said after the Trent Bridge Test.

Also Read: ENG vs NZ Live: England ride on Brendon McCullum’s FEARLESS mantra, Jonny Bairstow & Ben Stokes BLITZ chase down 299 target in 50 overs, seal first home series in 16 months – Watch Highlights

ENG beat NZ Highlights: Ben Stokes hails Jonny Bairstow says ‘he gave us win that is bigger than World Cup Final & Headingley test’

ENG beat NZ Highlights: Why does Ben Stokes hail Bairstow’s knock higher than Headingley Test?

  • New Zealand had set England a target of 299 to get from 70 odd overs on day five of the Trent Bridge Test 
  • Bairstow walked in at number five after England had lost three wickets. The match was in the balance until the post-lunch session 
  • But after Tea, Bairstow storm hit New Zealand and it was raining fours and sixes 

Ø Bairstow blazed his way to 136 off 92 balls

Ø The innings included 14 fours and seven sixes.

Ø In one astonishing spell of hitting after tea, Bairstow took 59 runs from 29 balls

Ø His 77-ball hundred fell just one ball shy of England’s 120-year-old
Ø This was the highest successful Test chase at Trent Bridge.

ENG beat NZ Highlights: Ben Stokes hails Jonny Bairstow says ‘he gave us win that is bigger than World Cup Final & Headingley test’

ENG beat NZ Highlights: Stokes was completely blown away by Bairstow’s assault – It is not always that a player like Stokes gets overshadowed. But such was Bairstow’s clean hitting that the southpaw had to take a backseat. The England captain was blown away by the Bairstow tornado.

“He had his Jonny eyes on today and when he gets those eyes on you know you’re on to something,” Stokes said. “We were hardly speaking out there, to be honest. That was one of the best things I’ve ever seen, to do it in the fourth innings, chasing a big total, the game in the balance, and to play the way he did once he got past fifty was just mind-blowing.”

ENG beat NZ Highlights: Ben Stokes hails Jonny Bairstow says ‘he gave us win that is bigger than World Cup Final & Headingley test’





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