Jonny Bairstow Scintillating Century Responds to Virat Kohli Sledging. Jonny Bairstow hit his third consecutive Test century to help England post total against India in the fifth Test.
Bairstow scored his century off 119 deliveries, continuing his form from the series against New Zealand. In which he scored tons in the last two Tests.
The swashbuckling wicketkeeper-batter hit 14 boundaries and two sixes to help England to a total of 284, despite India taking a 132-run lead in the first innings.
Shami, who had bothered him in the morning session, eventually dismissed him, and, rather poetically, it was Kohli who took the catch at first slip.
Without his ferocious knock, England would have fallen even further behind the visitors. Who scored 416 after being put in to bat at Edgbaston.
Bairstow’s 11th Test century continued his brilliant form, which appears to have been rejuvenated under the leadership of new captain Ben Stokes and new head coach Brendon McCullum.
Bairstow’s latest century means he continues to be the poster-boy for ‘Bazball. ‘ The term widely used to describe England’s new aggressive approach in the longest format under McCullum.
Of course, the term comes from McCullum’s nickname, ‘Baz.’