Watch: Mohammed Shami Ends Jonny Bairstow's Stunning Century To Put India Back On Top
Watch: Mohammed Shami Ends Jonny Bairstow's Stunning Century To Put India Back On Top

Indian pace bowler Mohammed Shami finally reaped rewards for his excellent bowling and managed to get the prized wicket of England’s in-form batter, Jonny Bairstow.

Bairstow, who came in during troubling times, weathered the initial storm before playing a typically aggressive knock that has become the norm under new head coach, Brendon McCullum’s reign.

He reached his third century on the bounce, coming off just 119 balls. However, a period of lull followed where the Indian bowling duo of Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja kept things tight.

Mohammed Shami (Image Credits: Twitter)
(Image Credits: Twitter)

Shami then took advantage and managed to dismiss Bairstow, who went after a wide delivery but managed an outside edge which was gobbled up by Virat Kohli at first slip. Nevertheless, the Yorkshireman single-handedly kept England alive in a game that was slipping away at a swift pace. It was also Shami’s second wicket, having dismissed Jack Leach earlier.

Watch Jonny Bairstow’s dismissal here:

England playing XI: Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (c), Sam Billings (wk), Matty Potts, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, James Anderson

Jonny Bairstow
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India playing XI: Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah (c)

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