England vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Stats Review: Highest successful run-chase at Trent Bridge, Jonny Bairstow’s feat, and other stats
Jonny Bairstow also hammered the second-fastest ton in 77 deliveries in the fourth innings of Test history.
Updated - Jun 15, 2022 11:16 am
Jonny Bairstow dismantled the New Zealand bowling line-up as he smashed the second-fastest century for England in Tests to script a memorable victory for his side in the second match at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. Chasing a target of 299, Bairstow hammered 136 off just 92 with 14 fours and seven maximums as he treated the game as an ODI to also record the highest successful run-chase at the venue. Skipper Ben Stokes joined the party to remain unbeaten on 75 off 70 as the hosts sealed the series 2-0 with one match to go.
Speaking about how the encounter went by, Stokes had won the toss and opted to field first. Daryl Mitchell continued his solid form from the last game as he slammed 190 runs, his highest score in Tests, along with Tom Blundell who amassed 106 as New Zealand registered their highest total of 553 against England in England. The duo also achieved the highest fifth-wicket partnership of 236 runs for the Kiwis in the format. In reply, Ollie Pope got to his best score of 145 with Joe Root continuing his spectacular form in the Whites. He mustered 176 as the English side posted 539, 14 short of New Zealand’s total. Trent Boult was the pick of the bowlers for his spell of 5/106.
In the second innings, Will Young, Devon Conway, and Daryl Mitchell all smashed half-centuries each as the tourists managed to reach a total of 284 with a lead of 298 runs. The veteran James Anderson reached yet another milestone of 650 Test wickets as he became the first pacer to achieve the feat. His bowling partner Stuart Broad completed 350 scalps on home soil. Kiwi pacers were all over the England side as the hosts found themselves in trouble at 93/4. Bairstow then began the carnage, especially after the tea break as he tore apart the Blackcaps bowling unit. With 160 runs needed in the final session, Bairstow and Stokes reached the target in just 16 overs after the break. The visitors just got blown away by Bairstow’s brutal assault to lose the series with one match to go. For his breathtaking ton, Jonny won the Player of the Match award.
Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers from the 2nd Test between England and New Zealand:
651 – James Anderson reached the landmark of 650 wickets in the Tests. He became the first pacer to achieve the feat.
350 – Stuart Broad completed the milestone of 350 Test wickets at home. He is now tied with Anil Kumble (350) on the third spot for most scalps on home soil. Muttiah Muralidaran (493) and James Anderson (413) are in the top two.
77 – Jonny Bairstow slammed the second-fastest century (77 balls) for England in Test cricket. Gilbert Jessop holds the record for hitting it in 76 deliveries against Australia in 1902.
145 – Ollie Pope registered his highest score of 145 in Test cricket. His previous best was 135* which came against South Africa in the year 2020.
299/5 – England scripted the highest successful run-chase of 299/5 in Tests at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. The previous best of 284/6 was also achieved by England against the same opposition Kiwis in 2004.
16 – Joe Root has now smashed the most Test centuries (16) for England at home. Ian Bell, Alastair Cook, Graham Gooch, and Kevin Pietersen all have 15 tons each in home conditions.
190 – Daryl Mitchell scripted his highest score of 190 in the longest format of the game. His previous best of 108 came in the ongoing series itself in the last match at Lord’s.
553 – New Zealand recorded their highest total of 553 against England in England. Their previous best of 551/9d came at Lord’s in the year 1973.
2371 – Root has now slammed 2371 runs in 43 innings at an average of 57.82 with ten centuries and four fifties since the year 2021.
7 – Root is now tied with Graham Gooch at the top for smashing most 150+ scores (7) for England at home.
640 – Trent Boult has now scored the most runs by a player at no.11 in Test matches. He surpassed Muttiah Muralidaran’s tally of 623 runs.
2 – Bairstow also hammered the second-fastest hundred in the fourth innings of a Test. England’s Jessop tops the list for his heroics against the Aussies in 1902.
236 – Mitchell and Tom Blundell recorded the highest fifth-wicket partnership of 236 for New Zealand in Test cricket. The previous best of 222 was scored by Nathan Astle and Craig McMillan against Zimbabwe in 2000.
10 – Boult has now taken ten five-wicket hauls for the Kiwis and is now tied with Danny Morrison and Chris Martin in the fifth position for picking up as many hauls.
1675 – Second-most runs (1675) were scored in a Test match played in England. 1723 runs were registered in a game between England and Australia in 1948 as it tops the chart.
1049 – Blundell completed the milestone of 1000 Test runs.
27 – Root is now also tied with Virat Kohli and Steven Smith at the top for hitting the most Test hundred (27) among the active players.
148.33 – Mitchell has now racked up 445 runs in the last five innings at a staggering average of 148.33 with the best score of 190 against England across formats.
5 – Boult has now taken the second-most five-wicket hauls (5) for New Zealand against England. Richard Hadlee tops the chart with eight five-fors.
111 – Zak Crawley has now amassed just 111 runs in his last eight innings at a poor average of 13.87.
110 – Devon Conway reached 100 fours in the longest format of the game.
100 – Broad reached the milestone of 100 catches across formats.
250 – Root also completed the landmark of 250 catches in international cricket.