Despite being unbeaten, Bairstow could not complete the century
Pavilion returned with disappointed steps on 99
New Delhi. The fourth match of ‘The Ashes 2023’ is being played between England and Australia in Manchester. In this exciting match, the English team scored 592 runs in their first innings in response to 317 runs scored by Australia in the first innings. Many players played an important role in helping the team reach this big score. But the appreciation of wicket-keeper batsman Johnny Bairstow, who came to bat at number seven, is less. At one time, the hosts were seen shrinking around 450, but Bairstow took the score to 592 by forming important partnerships with lower-order players.
Bairstow missed the 13th century:
Seeing the excellent batting of Johnny Bairstow in Manchester, it was expected that he would complete his 13th century of his Test career today, but he missed by just one run. Meanwhile, he did not even get out and returned from the ground unbeaten.
The 33-year-old explosive wicket-keeper batsman faced a total of 81 balls while batting at number seven in the first innings of the Manchester Test. Meanwhile, managed to score 99 not out at a strike rate of 122.22. During this, 10 fours and four excellent sixes came out of his bat.
Bairstow had to take a heavy single:
Johnny Bairstow was batting with great understanding in the field. When Anderson was batting with him for the last wicket, he used to take a run on the last ball of the over and keep the strike with him. But he missed the third ball of the 108th over. Taking a single on the third ball of this over, he gave strike to Anderson. Anderson missed here and Cameron Green showed him the way to the pavilion while doing LBW. With this, the dream of Bairstow’s 13th Test century was also shattered.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 21, 2023, 21:07 IST