Ind vs Eng 2nd Test: Jonny Bairstow returns to form, finally smashes fifty against India after 20 innings gap

Ind vs Eng 2nd Test: Jonny Bairstow returns to form, finally smashes fifty against India after 20 innings gap
Ind vs Eng 2nd Test: Jonny Bairstow returns to form, finally smashes fifty against India after 20 innings gap

Ind vs Eng 2nd Test: Jonny Bairstow returns to form, finally smashes fifty against India after 20 innings gap- England batsman Jonny Bairstow returned to form with a brilliant fifty against India in the second Test here at the Lord’s Cricket Ground on Saturday. This is Bairstow’s first fifty in Test cricket in last 20 innings. Bairstow build a very important partnership with captain Joe Root to help his side get out of trouble after losing the first three wickets. 

Interestingly his last fifty came in 2019 against Australia at the Lord’s Cricket Ground. Bairstow was even dropped from the side but was recalled ahead of the England tour of India earlier this year. 

Bairstow failed to put up a good show against India in India where he could only score 28 runs with two ducks in the third Test and another one in the fourth Test. 

Jonny Bairstow in England tour of India

3rd Test 

1st Innings – 0

2nd Innings – 0

4th Test

1st Innings – 28

2nd Innings – 0

Jonny Bairstow since his last fifty

44, 30, 29, 0, 28, 0,0 29, 38, 35, 47, 9, 1, 14, 22, 25, 17, 36, 4, 30

Bairstow played his 75th Test match in the first Test at Nottingham. Bairstow received his 75th Test cap from England’s batting coach Graham Thorpe. Bairstow made his Test debut in 2012 against West Indies at Lord’s. Bairstow, who plays for England in all three formats of the game, has scored 4197 runs in 131 Test innings with the help of 21 fifties and six centuries. He is averaging 34.12 in the longest format of the game.