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England vs New Zealand LIVE: Cricket result and reaction from second Test after Jonny Bairstow hundred inspires win

Follow the latest reaction after England beat New Zealand in the second Test at Trent Bridge

Ben Stokes on second Test and Potts' progress

Jonny Bairstow blasted a match-winning 136 from 92 balls to lead England to a remarkable five-wicket, second Test victory over New Zealand on Tuesday.

New Zealand were bowled out for 284 before lunch, setting England a target of 299 to win - the highest ever to claim a Test victory at Trent Bridge. England were 139 for four at tea, having lost star man Joe Root for three, with the game in the balance.

But then Bairstow and skipper Ben Stokes ripped the New Zealand attack apart in devastating fashion, hammering 102 in the first nine overs after the interval. In total, their partnership was worth 179 runs in 20.1 overs.

Bairstow flew to his century in 77 balls - the second fastest test century by an England player, one ball slower than Gilbert Jessop's record against Australia at The Oval in 1902. Stokes, battling a knee injury, was unbeaten on 75 as he hit the winning runs.

Follow all the latest reaction from the match in the live blog below:

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Jonny Bairstow fires England to thrilling win over New Zealand in second Test

Jonny Bairstow was England’s hero as he bludgeoned a record and quite remarkable century to fire them to victory over New Zealand in the second Test at Trent Bridge.

The Yorkshireman hit 14 fours and seven sixes in a staggering ton - a ninth of his Test career - that came up from just 77 balls, just one shy of Gilbert Jessop’s 120-year-old all-time English record.

His 136 proved pivotal as England chased down a Trent Bridge-record target of 299 with five wickets to spare to seal the victory and the series win, a first under new captain Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum.

It was, fittingly, the skipper - hero of so many of these occasions in the colours of his country - who was alongside Bairstow at the wicket for a post-tea firework show where 102 runs came from just nine overs to turn the tide in a match that for so long looked wholly in the balance decisively in England’s favour.

Earlier in the day Stuart Broad made the required inroads with the ball before Trent Boult, who became the most prolific Test number 11 in history in the process, added what the Blackcaps thought would be priceless late-order runs in posting 284.

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England win by five wickets!

June 2021: New Zealand set England 273 in 75 overs. England bat out a draw scoring 170/3 (70).

June 2022: New Zealand set England 299 in 72 overs. England chase it down in 50 overs.

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Reaction from Jonny Bairstow

England knocked off a record 299 on the final day at Trent Bridge to win the second test and claim an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.

England’s match-winner and player of the match, Jonny Bairstow, spoke to TMS after the game saying: “It was a good craic wasn’t it? At least you had something to talk about instead of being dull and boring on the radio.

“It’s really good fun. The plans after tea was let’s go one or two ways. With the short side and the stand how it is, there’s no point in going down. Just have to keep going up. There were times you had to get yourself in. I think I was 10 off 27 balls but once you’re in you have to capitalise.

“We always said if we needed 160 in the session, 160 off 35 overs, you back yourself to get that. I know we were four wickets down but the belief was still there. We’ve had people come out and play special knocks and that’s what we firmly believed when we came to the ground this morning.

“We wanted to take some wickets and that’s what we did. They played well all the way down. Fortunately we were brave enough to take this challenge on, and we took it on straight from the horns.”

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Tom Latham speaks to TMS

New Zealand captain Tom Latham spoke to Test Match Special and recognised that the period after tea took the game away from them.

“Hats off to Jonny [Bairstow].” he said, “The way they came out after tea took the game away. Heading into the final session it could have gone either way if we got couple of wickets, but when someone plays an innings like that... it took game away from us.

“[After tea] we were only two wickets away from the bowlers and we were unable to make those breakthroughs. The way Jonny scored and [Ben] Stokes played a great hand - sometimes you have to take our hat off.”

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Jonny Bairstow fires England to dramatic win over New Zealand in second Test

Jonny Bairstow was England’s hero as he bludgeoned a record and quite remarkable century to fire them to victory over New Zealand in the second Test at Trent Bridge.

The Yorkshireman hit 14 fours and seven sixes in a staggering ton - a ninth of his Test career - that came up from just 77 balls, just one shy of Gilbert Jessop’s 120-year-old all-time English record.

His 136 proved pivotal as England chased down a Trent Bridge-record target of 299 with five wickets to spare to seal the victory and the series win, a first under new captain Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum.

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England win by five wickets!

Ben Stokes knocks off the winning runs.

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England win by five wickets!

England now lead the three-Test series 2-0, with the final Test to come at Headingley starting on June 23rd.

They came into this series having won one of their last 17 Tests but now they’ve beaten the World Test Champions twice in consecutive games.

They chased 277 at Lords and they’ve chased 299 today. It is a record chase at Trent Bridge. The Ben Stokes era is off to an exceptional start.

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England win by five wickets!

A nod of thanks has to go to Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club. Not only have they prepared a fantastic pitch for test cricket but they made the decision to let spectators in for free today.

These counties generate a lot of their revenue from hosting international cricket so it would have been a difficult decision especially as NCCC haven’t been allocated a test match next summer.

It was a great decision though. The fans came in droves and packed out the stadium and after tea the crowd had the place rocking. A perfect advertisement for test match cricket.

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England win by five wickets!

England scored 160 runs in 16 overs after tea. That is insane!

Ben Stokes said that England would try a chase down whatever target New Zealand set them before the start of the day. At tea things looked close and there was a nervous feeling that the game go either way.

After the break though an onslaught from Stokes and Jonny Bairstow in particular swung the match firmly in England’s favour.

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England win by five wickets!

Ben Stokes cuts Trent Boult away to the cover boundary and knocks off the winning runs to finish 75* and guide England to victory!

Stokes raises his arms in celebration as Jonny Bairstow goes wild on the pavilion balcony. Ben Foakes jogs down and gives his skipper a big hug.

What a win for England.

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