New Delhi. England defeated New Zealand by 7 wickets on the 5th day on Monday on the basis of former captain Joe Root and left arm spinner Jack Leach in the third test match. In this way, England won the 3-match Test series 3-0. In this match played at Headingley ground in Leeds, New Zealand scored 329 runs in their first innings. After this, after scoring 360 runs in the first innings, England stopped New Zealand’s second innings for 326 runs. The hosts got a target of 296 runs to win, which they achieved by losing 3 wickets on the 5th day.
England needed 113 runs on the last day and had 8 wickets left. The team won the first session by playing just 15.2 overs. Jonny Bairstow hit the winning six off Bracewell. Joe Root returned unbeaten on 86 off 125 balls with the help of 11 fours and 1 six. At the same time, Bairstow played an unbeaten innings of 71 runs in 44 balls. During this he hit 9 fours and 3 sixes.
Left arm spinner Jack Leach was adjudged man of the match. Leach took 5-5 wickets in both the innings. Joe Root was adjudged Man of the Series, who scored centuries in both the first Test matches and then scored a half-century in the third Test as well.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 27, 2022, 20:03 IST