England delivered in style - through Joe Root in the final analysis of course, whose sublimely paced century was his first in the fourth innings and made a tricky target of 277 seem like a stroll on an improbably peaceful final morning, but through their captain Ben Stokes too, who needed a bit of luck in his madcap half-century, but earned it too after launching his tenure with some notably proactive leadership.
There are few more daunting points of difference in world cricket than Kyle Jamieson, a man whose extraordinary physical attributes offer a test of mettle for every batter who faces him. His 6'8" frame allows him to release the ball from such an unnaturally high apex that it scrambles the parameters of those in the firing line - witness Alex Lees' disorientated leave as Jamieson flicked his off stump with a nipbacker in the second innings.
1 Alex Lees, 2 Zak Crawley, 3 Ollie Pope, 4 Joe Root, 5 Jonny Bairstow, 6 Ben Stokes (capt), 7 Ben Foakes (wk), 8 Matthew Potts, 9 Jack Leach, 10 Stuart Broad, 11 James Anderson.
(possible): 1 Tom Latham (capt), 2 Hamish Rutherford, 3 Will Young, 4 Devon Conway, 5 Henry Nicholls, 6 Daryl Mitchell, 7 Tom Blundell (wk), 8 Kyle Jamieson, 9 Tim Southee, 10 Neil Wagner, 11 Trent Boult.
Trent Bridge has a long-standing reputation as a swinger's paradise the pitch looks green-tinged 24 hours out from the toss, and with Stuart Broad potentially lining up for his final Test on home soil