England v NZ Test Series

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Trent Bridge with a rendition of the Sammy Saunders song for Bairstow
 
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The Kiwi captain has the Kiwi coach on his feet as hits the winning runs to beat the Kiwis. :fishing: ;)
 

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Incredible Test.

It takes two sides to produce one of the better Tests you’ll see.

Great batting from both sides.

Shame for NZ Jamieson wasn’t available.

Well done all. 👍
 

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Evidently the highest scoring Test match ever at Trent Bridge. The record 4th innings chase too. T20 stuff since tea - 160 in 16 overs....... I've been at work, watching the BBC Sport page updates. Looking forward to the highlights programme later.
 

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I was critical of Root and Silverwood's approach last summer when we didn't go for the chase and blocked out a bore draw so this is so refreshing to see. Well done Rob Key on a brilliant choice of coach and captain, reminds me a bit of Bayliss getting the odi job and the immediate change in our approach, goes to show the talent is there but the mentality and confidence was lacking previously.

Off the top of my head I can't remember England ever conceding 550+ first innings and winning the test before?
 

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What a Test Match, when NZ posted that big first innings score I thought that they would win. It looked a great wicket to bat on , but Boult showed if you bowled well you could get wickets. I’ve been watching this game most of the time nowhere did I expect to see our batsmen attacking for the first 4 overs after tea, well done Bairstow. We do have some class batsmen

But is Leach the best we can offer for the spinners royal, and not much good with the bat
 

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Well that was an enjoyable day, 3 hour walk with dogs in morning then sitting in the garden all afternoon listening to the Test, and what an afternoon.

The shackles are well and truly off now, we all know that there will be problems along the way however it is now clear that the style of English Cricket has now been set for the foreseeable future. As an aside I quite liked seeing Stokes give Broad a rocket when he was not doing as instructed I think the players will quite enjoy playing under him
 

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First time I’ve ever watched a full test cricket match, as can’t go to work due to being injured. I take it they’re not all like that🤣
Not directed specifically at you but I have always felt sorry for those people who love sport but have never go into Test cricket. Watching it “live’ in the ground is even better.
 

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Not directed specifically at you but I have always felt sorry for those people who love sport but have never go into Test cricket. Watching it “live’ in the ground is even better.
Was thinking today, although my absolute favourite sporting thing is watching BFC, I think my actual favourite sport is test cricket.
Especially, as you say, being there.
Would have loved to have been there today. Was lucky enough to be in Barbados in March ( average cricket but still a brilliant experience), next up will be Edgbaston versus your lot.
 

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Was thinking today, although my absolute favourite sporting thing is watching BFC, I think my actual favourite sport is test cricket.
Especially, as you say, being there.
Would have loved to have been there today. Was lucky enough to be in Barbados in March ( average cricket but still a brilliant experience), next up will be Edgbaston versus your lot.
It really is a great experience. I was fortunate to see that innings by KP in Mumbai. Now that was a special innings. Will be in Brum for the first three days (not decided on day 4 yet) - I do believe our lot have snapped up quite a few tickets especially on the Saturday and Sunday. Could be a home test 😊 of the test squad arrive this week.
 

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It really is a great experience. I was fortunate to see that innings by KP in Mumbai. Now that was a special innings. Will be in Brum for the first three days (not decided on day 4 yet) - I do believe our lot have snapped up quite a few tickets especially on the Saturday and Sunday. Could be a home test 😊 of the test squad arrive this week.
Seeing England in India is very near the top of my bucket list.
Have seen them in Australia, NZ and Windies and here at Lords, Oval, Edgbaston, Old Trafford.
Was planning to go to India in 2021 but Covid scuppered that. Next time..
Should be a cracking atmosphere at Edgbaston. Enjoyed mixing with the Indian support at The Oval last year. Noisy, friendly and know their cricket.
 

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I went up with my son when I heard the tickets were free. What a days entertainment ! Really special, one I will always remembe. Just sorry Bairstow missed out on the fastest ever test century by a couple of balls. come back to see England thrashed by Hungary……well I guess that’s the beauty of sport, you never know what’s going to happe.
 

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Incredible result really - I had the draw nailed on mid-afternoon on Monday when NZ were 80-1. Brilliant innings from Bairstow - we all know he can be destructive but probably not performed as well as he should in the test arena given his obvious talent hence being dropped and moved around the order multiple times. If this style of play is an indicator of future performances it should be great to watch although there will be some tests where we get shot out cheaply as it is high risk cricket.
 

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