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Jonny Bairstow Replies To Virat Kohli Sledging With Scintillating Century | Cricket Information

ENG vs IND: Jonny Bairstow celebrates his century towards India at Edgbaston.© AFP

England star Jonny Bairstow had began gradual on Day 2 of the rescheduled fifth Check towards India because the hosts went to Stumps at 84/5. On Day 3 too, he began cautiously, as Mohammed Shami zipped the ball round. This prompted Virat Kohli to have a go at him, with the 2 seen participating in a feisty alternate. However Kohli’s sledging appeared to spur Bairstow on extra, as he switched gears and took the assault to the Indian bowlers and went on to attain his third Check century in as many matches.

Carrying on his kind from the collection towards New Zealand, when he scored tons within the final two Checks, Bairstow introduced up his century off simply 119 deliveries.

The swashbuckling wicketkeeper-batter hit 14 boundaries and two sixes as he helped take England to a rating of 284, at the same time as India took a 132-run first-innings lead.

He was ultimately dismissed by Shami, who had troubled him within the morning session, and reasonably poetically, it was Kohli who took the catch at first slip.

Had it not been for his belligerent knock, England had been more likely to discover themselves even additional behind the guests after they scored 416 after being put in to bat at Edgbaston.

It was Bairstow’s eleventh Check century as he carried on his good kind, seemingly rejuvenated underneath the management of recent captain Ben Stokes and new head coach Brendon McCullum.


Having scored two centuries towards New Zealand at a strike fee of over 100, Bairstow’s newest ton means he continues to be the poster-boy for ‘Bazball’ – the time period being broadly used for England’s new aggressive strategy within the longest format underneath McCullum.

The time period, in fact, derives itself from McCullum’s nickname, ‘Baz’.

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