England marked victory in the first Test of the series defeating New Zealand by 5 wickets.
Former captain Joe Root scored a well-compiled 26th century to guide hosts to a much-needed win in the longest format of the game. He becomes the second Englishman to touch the mark after Alastair Cook.
Ben Stokes, also opened up on his relationship with the best batsman of the team.
“Joe and I are very close, we’re not just work colleagues,” Stokes said. “To see him walk off there, leading the team to victory, seeing the emotion of pure joy and happiness to win a game for England in his first game after stepping down as captain was amazing.”