Jonny Bairstow Steals The Show, England On Its Way To Make A Good Comeback In The 5th Test: England batted well in the first session of the third day of the fifth Test against India. In the first innings till the punch, the English team scored 200 runs for six wickets. Jonny Bairstow was at the crease after scoring 91, and Sam Billings scored 7.
Playing ahead of the score of 84/5 in the first session of the third day, Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes batted well. Bairstow took an aggressive stance after the first thirty minutes. He batted fast. Together they put on a half-century partnership for the sixth wicket.
ENG vs IND: Jonny Bairstow Steals The Show
Meanwhile, Ben Stokes was sent to the pavilion by Shardul Thakur on a personal score of 25 runs. Bairstow scored a quick half-century and kept on playing. He lashed out at the Indian bowlers.
Along with Sam Billings, Bairstow put on a half-century partnership for the seventh wicket. The game was stopped due to rain at the score of 200/6. Lunch was just a short time away. After this, lunch was announced. Bairstow was at the crease on 91, and Billings scored 7.
ENG vs IND Squad
England (ENG) Squad
Ben Stokes (c), James Anderson, Jonathan Bairstow, Sam Billings (wk), Stuart Broad, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes (wk), Jack Leach, Alex Lees, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Matthew Potts, Ollie Pope, Joe Root
India (IND) Squad
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Srikar Bharat (wk)