There wasn’t a packed house at the Headingley in Leeds but the sizeable crowd were entertained kept in thrall by the in-form Jonny Bairstow who engaged his T20 mode as he took on Michael Bracewell to gallop to a half-century off just 30 deliveries – the second fastest by an Englishman. By this time, the chase was pretty much done and dusted as England ticked off the remaining runs in short order to inflict a series whitewash over the World Test champions.
Brief scores: New Zealand 329 (Daryl Mitchell 109; Jack Leach 5/100) & 326 (Tom Blundell 88*; Jack Leach 5/66) lost toEngland360 (Jonny Bairstow 162; Trent Boult 4/104) & 296/3 (Joe Root 86*, Ollie Pope 82) by 7 wickets
There was only one way to win it really wasn’t there? 😃
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) June 27, 2022