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England beat New Zealand 3-0 to win series after Bairstow records 50 runs in 30 balls. McCallum's reign is a success

ENGLAND beat New Zealand in the final Test match to win the series 3-0.

In just over an hour, the chase ended.

Headingly was the final stop for Bairstow, where he left with six.

Root, an ex-captain, was there when England signed the deal and won 3-0 series.

Ben Stokes' captaincy is flying, and Brendon McCullum is Test head coach.

They had promised aggressive cricket right from the beginning and they kept their word.

Headingly confirmed the whitewash, and the game ended with two Yorkshiremen in the middle.

Johnny Bairstow batted the ball to all parts on his home field, finishing on 71 runs not out, with Joe Root at 86.

Jack Leach won the player of match award after he took 10 wickets for an average 16.6.

Stokes spoke out about his immediate success as a leader after the win.

He said, "Good day, wasn’t it?" It was a good series. It makes me happy.

"I don’t know how we won that from 55-6.

"We have said that we will go out and play a certain game regardless of the circumstances and it has worked for us.

"After Jamie's and Jonny’s partnership, I said in the changing area: "Don't underestimate how much impact our mentality now can have on anyone that may come into this side in the future."

"Jamie's contribution is hugely important.

"Trent Bridge was an amazing experience, but when I look at how this game played out, it's clear that we have stayed true to what we said we would do.

"Those situations can be very difficult to stick to what your have said, and that is what I find most satisfying.

"Everyone went out with the same intention and put that positive influence on the game, and it has resulted in us winning the game."

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