- Bairstow scored 75.71. Played at an excellent run rate of
- Bairstow hit 14 fours and 2 sixes
- Jonny Bairstow scored 106 runs
It is often said that Test cricket is nothing but an embodiment of life, it is about battling the times, battling the challenges and hardships thrown at the team. But none of these is valid and applicable to an English batsman Jonny Bairstow Right now because he is making the art of batting extremely easy against world class bowlers like Shami, Bumrah and Siraj.
At the end of the second day, India put the English batsmen in all sorts of trouble, but skipper Stokes and Bairstow put the Indian bowlers to the test on the third day. Bairstow was very careful in dealing with the Indian fast bowlers but was sledging continuously. former Indian captain Virat Kohli fired him. Before the Kohli clash, Bairstow scored 13 runs in 61 balls and after Kohli’s struggle, Bairstow scored 93 runs in 79 balls. Bairstow then scored a brilliant 100 and helped England reach a respectable total.
Here’s Twitter’s reaction to Jonny Bairstow’s genius:
England Playing XI: Alex Lees, Zak Crowley, Ollie Pope, Joe RootJonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Sam Billings, Matty Potts, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, James Anderson