Twitter reacts as Jonny Bairstow crushes 3rd consecutive century of counterattack


England slugger Jonny Bairstow continued to make the most of his form as he pitched his career 11th cent, his third on the trot, on day three of the Edgbaston Test against India.

Bairstow, who has scored hundreds of blisters in the last two Tests against New Zealand, struggled in the early stage when the ball was moving and India’s bowlers were firmly on top.

At one point he was playing on 12 of 54 deliveries but the Yorkshire hitter trusted in his ability and waited for the Dukes’ ball to clear to begin the assault on the visitors.

Jonny Bairstow
Johnny Bairstow. Image: Twitter

He launched the counter-attack alongside Ben Stokeswith whom he sewed 66 runs for the 6th wicket after England were reduced to 83/5 on the 26th.

Once he got his groove on, there was no stopping the 32-year-old as he chased down Shardul Thakur and Mohammed Siraj, the latter once again carrying weight in a completely different format.

Although Stokes fell on an abysmal shot, Bairstow went on and raised his 11th Test ton from just 119 balls, the fastest hundred against India since 2016 in the game’s longest format.

Jonny Bairstow
Jonny Bairstow PC – Twitter

He single-handedly ensured England didn’t fall below the trailing scoreline and gave hope in a game that had begun to drift away from the hosts due to poor sticking.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to Jonny Bairstow’s Century:

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