England vs New Zealand: Jonny Bairstow's great century seals series win

Jonny Bairstow's surprising century led England to a beautiful win in the 2nd Test towards New Zealand which sealed a sequence victory.

On a breathless very last day at Trent Bridge, Bairstow made the second-quickest century with the aid of an England batter in Test cricket

because the hosts strolled to what need to have been a difficult aim of 299 with 22 overs to spare.

Bairstow's outrageous hitting took him to three figures from seventy seven balls, pleasant just missing the document of 76 balls that has stood for a hundred and twenty years.

He became eventually out for 136 from ninety two balls, having clubbed 14 fours and seven sixes in the the front of a delirious complete house.

It became left to captain Ben Stokes, who ended 75 now not out, to complete the win.

It sealed a extraordinary turnaround from New Zealand posting 553 after being asked to bat.

It is the very first-class rating England have conceded in a Test they have lengthy long past directly to win since 1894.

England take an unassailable 2-0 lead, vindicating the freewheeling technique of recent captain Stokes and train Brendon McCullum.

The home side can complete a easy sweep within the 1/3 and final Test at Headingley next week.