Black Caps lose second test to England

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New Zealand have been beaten by England in the second cricket test at Trent Bridge.

England batter Jonny Bairstow has hit a match-winning 136 from 92 balls to ensure England chaed down the 299 needed for the win.

The results means England lead the 3 game series 2-0.

Earlier int he final day New Zealand were bowled out for 284. This set England a target of 299 to win — the highest ever to claim a test victory at Trent Bridge.

England were 139 for four at tea, having lost leading batter Joe Root for three, with the game in the balance.

But then Bairstow and skipper Ben Stokes ripped the New Zealand attack apart in devastating fashion, hammering 102 in the first nine overs after the interval.

In total, their partnership was worth 179 runs in 20.1 overs.

The only real bright spot for New Zealand in the final day was Trent Boult. His 17 runs means he is now the highest scoring number 11 in test history.

The third and final test of the series will take place at Headingly next thursday.

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