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  • Writer's pictureSoumyajit Dutta

ENG Vs NZ 2022: Jonny Bairstow’s amazing hundred on England’s run chase

ENG Vs NZ 2022: Johnny Bairstow used a "cheese and ham toastie and a cup of coffee" as rocket fuel to launch a sensational post-tea onslaught on the final day of the second LV= Insurance Test at Trent Bridge, propelling England to a thrilling five-wicket victory that shows the "sky is the limit" for what this team's new-found positive attitude can achieve, according to him - For more updates keep following 99Runs

Bairstow's 136 from 92 balls included a century from 77 balls, one less than Gilbert Jessop's record established at The Oval in 1902, as he and England captain Ben Stokes demolished a carefully balanced match situation with 102 runs in the first nine overs after the half.

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Their 179-run partnership lasted just 20.1 overs, allowing England to reach their 299-run mark in exactly 50 of the 72 overs allocated, a fitting homage to a chase that Bairstow described as "handled just like one of their World Cup-winning ODI performances."

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Meanwhile Bairstow said at the press conference That strategy called for a steady short-ball approach from a seam attack that was missing Kyle Jamieson due to a back ailment and was already tired after spending 128.2 overs in the field during England's 539-run first innings.

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