Mohammed Shami Ends Jonny Bairstow’s Stunning Century To Put India Back On Top

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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.

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

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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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