In 2nd England vs New Zealand Test Breaks Special Record Set By India And Australia In 2004
There were several boundaries in the second England vs New Zealand Test, which was a high-scoring, high-octane thriller.
England defeated New Zealand in the high-scoring second Test at Trent Bridge in Nottingham by chasing down 299 in just over two hours on the last day. While there were other impressive innings, Jonny Bairstow’s devastating 92-ball 136 in the fourth innings, when England showed enormous desire to win a match that appeared headed for a draw, stole the show. 249 boundaries were struck in total during the game, including 229 fours and 24 sixes. 2004 drew Sydney Test between Australia and India, which is best remembered for Sachin Tendulkar’s undefeated 241 runs, no longer holds the record for the most boundaries struck in a Test match.
There were 238 fours and four sixes hit in the 2004 match, bringing the total number of boundaries to 242.
In terms of the number of fours, the Trent Bridge Test is only slightly behind that contest.
After the Leeds Ashes Test in 1948, it was also the second-highest scoring Test match in England.
Ben Stokes, the captain of England, ordered New Zealand to bat, and they promptly scored 553. Tom Blundell (106) and Daryl Mitchell (190) both struck magnificent hundreds to keep their fine momentum going.
England’s response saw them reach 539 before being bowled out. Ollie Pope scored 145, which was both his greatest Test score and first Test century at home, while Joe Root scored 176.
New Zealand then scored 284 in their second essay, setting a 299-run target for England, thanks to half-centuries from Mitchell, Will Young, and Devon Conway.
The pace was quickly set by Alex Lees (44) for the hosts before a string of wickets put them in a bind.
Then, though, with their remarkable partnership of 179 runs in just 121 balls, Bairstow and Stokes stole the match away from New Zealand.
Stokes scored the winning runs, ending with 75 off 70 deliveries, while Bairstow was out for 136. Stokes remained unbeaten until the very end.
Additionally, this was Trent Bridge’s largest and most successful run chase ever.
With the victory, England won the series, securing a 2-0 advantage.