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Team England which was dominating since the 1st test clean  New Zealand in the three-match test series. Ben Stokes-led team registered an aggressive seven-wicket victory in the third and final test on Monday.

After the first session was washed out due to rain on the final day, Team England scored 296/3 in the middle session after resuming on 183/2.

Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow troubled New Zealand bowlers at Headingley in a brilliant 111-run stand as England cruised to the target in just over an hour on the fifth day.

Bairstow, whose masterful 162 lifted England from a precarious 55/6 in the first innings, played yet another aggressive knock as he registered



England's second fastest-ever test half-century off 30 balls.

Bairstow finished the game in style when he belted off-spinner Michael Bracewell for a four and a six in a superb 44-ball unbeaten knock.

New Zealand had started the day on a high when Tim Southee had Ollie Pope (82) clean bowled in the first over when play resumed after lunch.

But Bairstow once again exhibited his power-hitting prowess as he provided the new captain Ben Stokes and new coach Brendon McCullum a perfect start to their new roles.

England won the first test by five wickets at Lord's and then chased down 299 runs at Nottingham for a five-wicket win in the second test. 
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