An incredible victory!
The way England beat New Zealand to win the series at Trent Bridge yesterday is an incredible event. Winning another Test match at the end of the day, but the whole thing seems unbelievable because of the way England bat. The way Johnny Bairstow and Ben Stokes have batted goes a long way with T20 cricket. That is why the greatness of the victory has increased a lot.
On the fifth day of the Test, England chased 296 runs in 50 overs. It also holds the record for most runs scored in the fourth innings at Trent Bridge. The Test also set a new record for most runs from a boundary. New Zealand lost by 553 runs in the first innings, but the number of boundaries is not less than their contribution!
In the Trent Bridge Test, for the first time in history, more than one thousand runs (1044) came from the boundary. Earlier, the highest score of 98 came from Boundary in the 2004 Test between India and Australia in Sydney. A total of 249 boundaries came in the second Test between England and New Zealand. 225 fours were seen with 24 sixes.
Earlier, the highest boundary in a match was in Sydney, with India and Australia hitting a total of 242. The number of fours in Sydney, however, was 6,238 more than at Trent Bridge. In that Test between India and Australia, the batsmen of both the teams hit only 4 sixes. As a result, there are four Trent bridges in both.
The highest number of sixes in a match in Test history was 737 in the Visakhapatnam Test between India and South Africa in October 2019. The list includes two New Zealand and Pakistan Tests in the 2014-15 season, where there were 35 sixes. There are two records for hitting more sixes than Trent Bridge Test (24) ফ Faisalabad Test between India and Pakistan in 2006 (26), Bangladesh and New Zealand Test (26) in Chittagong in 2013-14 season.
Trent Bridge is therefore unique in terms of the number of runs coming from the boundary. In the last session of the Test yesterday, the pair of Bairstow and Stokes came up with 129 off 169 balls. Even during the tea break, the collection of English was 139 for 4 wickets. They had a chance to bat at least 36 overs in the last session, they needed 160 runs. Bairstow and Stokes started the devastation after the tea break. Bairstow gave the lead. He played 136 runs from 92 balls. Bairstow, who scored 43 off 48 balls before the tea break, was the one to score a century off 8 balls. He did not own the fastest Test century for England, playing just one ball. Joseph Gilbert scored a century off 190 balls against Australia at the Oval in 1902.