Michael Vaughan, an ex-england skipper, stated that the Test series with New Zealand and the Three Lions will be a great inspiration for the next generation of longest format fans.
Powerful knocks from Joe Root (86*) and Jonny Bairstow (71*) guided England to a thumping seven-wicket win over the Kiwis in the final Test at Headingley in Leeds on Monday.
England was at their best during the match. The New Zealand team set a difficult 296 run target to win. However, England’s batters responded with beautiful hitting and won the match by seven wickets. This sealed the series by a margin 3-0.
Vaughan posted the following tweet: “Brilliant series. It’s easy to see how this England team could inspire a new generation in Test match cricket fans. #ENGvNZ.”
Vaughan also thanked Bairstow earlier for his breakthrough knock that helped England win the third Test.
“Jonny B bats on a different planet!” Vaughan tweeted.
The final Test was the most important. England, who were chasing 296, was off to a good start. Alex Lees, the opener, was only 9 points short of the team’s score. Ollie Pope, Zak Crawley, and Zak Crrawley continued the pursuit of England. After Crawley was caught by Kane Williamson, spinner Michael Bracewell dismissed him for 25 runs. Their promising stand was ended at 34 runs.
England’s bowling was now under the complete control of Joe Root, Ollie Pope, and Ollie Pope. They took the bowlers to the ground. Pope and Root reached their half-centuries, continuing their strong run in the series.
After Southee bowled Pope for 82 runs off 108, the pair ended their 134-run stand.
Root and Jonny Bairstow were at the crease with England 185/3. Root held the other end steady while Bairstow continued to run his blistering second innings. He reached his half century in just 30 balls.
The duo stitched a quickfire 111-run stand, earning their side a seven-wicket win, with Root (86*) and Bairstow scoring an explosive 71 off just 44 balls.