Twitter Reactions: Jonny Bairstow entertains with back-to-back tons in the World Cup
Bairstow eventually fell prey to Matt Henry after reaching his century.
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Though he had one score in the 90s versus Afghanistan in Manchester, Jonny Bairstow was looking far from his brutal self in the ongoing World Cup. Moreover, in a lot of games, he threw his wicket away after doing the hard yards. However, the Yorkshireman has turned his fortunes around in the last couple of encounters and is going from strength to strength as the mega event moves into its business end.
The right-hander hammered his way to a century against India at the Edgbaston in Birmingham. The knock fetched him the Player of the Match award as the Brits won the game by 31 runs. After the stupendous knock, the 29-year-old batsman turned up with another jaw-dropping performance, tormenting the New Zealand bowling at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street.
Jonny Bairstow demolishes the Black Caps’ bowlers
Bairstow notched back-to-back centuries to keep the Kiwis’ bowlers at bay. The Three Lions won the toss and didn’t have any hesitation to bat first on what seemed to be an excellent batting strip. He built a useful 123-run stand with Jason Roy to start weaving magic. Even after Roy got out on 60, Bairstow didn’t stop and carried on with the good work along with Joe Root, who’s been in excellent touch.
The duo put on 61 runs for the second wicket. Meanwhile, Bairstow reached his hundred with a couple of scorching shots off Tim Southee. In the fourth ball of the 30th over, the opener pulled Southee for a boundary through backwards square leg. In the next delivery, he played out a dot. However, in the very next ball, he tucked the ball on the leg side to accomplish his ton off 95 deliveries.
To the Three Lions’ dismay, Bairstow couldn’t extend his stay in the middle. Matt Henry castled him with an outswinger that took the batter’s inside edge, cannoning into the timber. Bairstow’s knock of 106 runs off 99 balls was laced with 15 fours and one six. Prior to his dismissal, Trent Boult got rid of Root and all of a sudden, England lost two quick wickets. Meanwhile, Twitter praised Bairstow for his ton.
Here is how Twitter lauded Jonny Bairstow
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 3, 2019
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) July 3, 2019
Reaches his nineties with a six, reaches his hundred with a four – The Bair-show continues ????
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) July 3, 2019
Jonny Bairstow has centuries in his last three ODI innings against New Zealand.
— Will Macpherson (@willis_macp) July 3, 2019
Back to back #CWC19 hundreds for Jonny Bairstow ????
No Englishman has ever before reached two World Cup tons in succession!
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 3, 2019
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) July 3, 2019
Most 100s for a team in a WC edition:
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) July 3, 2019
Most centuries for England in an ODI World Cup:
2 – Kevin Pietersen, 2006/07
2 – Joe Root, 2019
2 – Jonny Bairstow, 2019*#ENGvNZ
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) July 3, 2019
Jonny bairstow Few days ago – “people were waiting for us to fail . They are not willing us to win in many ways , they are waiting for you to get that loss . So they can jump on your throat .”
— Akhil Rebelli (@akhilrebelli) July 3, 2019
— Daniel Leaver (@Daniel_Leaver17) July 3, 2019
YESSSS BACK-TO-BACK HUNDREDS FOR @jbairstow21!!! ????????
— England’s Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) July 3, 2019
— SLADE (@srslade) July 3, 2019
Jonny Bairstow is on fire ????
— William Hill (@WilliamHill) July 3, 2019
— Rabin Nepal???? ⚽⚽ (@rockingnepal201) July 3, 2019
Fastest to 9 ODI Centuries (by innings)
— Israr Ahmed Hashmi (@IamIsrarHashmi) July 3, 2019
Jonny Bairstow needs to get angry at his critics more often. Since he put Michael Vaughan in his place, he has scored 2 centuries in 2 matches and given England a great platform.
— Joe Ashdown (@Joeash78) July 3, 2019