Jonny Bairstow gets out hit-wicket to Mitchell Starc in a bizarre fashion
Bairstow has strianed thus far in the T20I seires.
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Jonny Bairstow hasn’t had the best of outings with the bat in hand in England’s ongoing three-match T20I series against Australia. He perished for eight in the first match and then managed only nine in the second. However, in the previous game, it could be said that the rub of the green wasn’t in Bairstow’s favour as the opener got out in a rather bizarre manner.
He started with a couple of fours, but then Mitchell Starc accounted for his wicket in the third over. Starc bowled a short delivery and Bairstow tried to go for a pull shot. But the latter, in the end, attempted to bail out of the stroke, realising that he was in the apt position. Alex Carey, the Aussie wicketkeeper, grabbed the ball and then noticed something unusual.
Bairstow didn’t find the outside edge, yet he got out. The opener smashed the bails with his bat while swivelling on the pull. Once he realised the error, he expressed his anguish and went off the park. The dismissal also gave the visitors their first breakthrough after Bairstow and Jos Buttler put on 19 for the opening wicket, taking England to a reasonable start.
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Bairstow’s wicket didn’t cost the home team much as they won by six wickets with seven balls to spare. After he got out, Dawid Malan and Buttler put on 87 runs for the second wicket, taking the Three Lions to a comfortable position. The Aussie spinners- Adam Zampa and Ashton Agar- then came to the party, picking three wickets in quick succession.
Agar got rid of Malan and Banton while Zampa picked up skipper Eoin Morgan’s wicket. Malan also scored a handy 32-ball 42 with seven fours. In the penultimate over of the match, Buttler and Moeen Ali laid into Zampa and scripted victory for the Brits.
Buttler remained unbeaten on 77 off 54 and helped his team take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. Prior that, Australia scored 157 for seven in their 20 overs courtesy Aaron Finch’s 40 and contributions from the middle-order. The third and final T20I will be played in Southampton on Tuesday, September 6.