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Australia vs England, 4th Ashes Test, Day 3: Jonny Bairstow scores the first 100 in 38 innings

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Jonny Bairstow, finally scored a 103 (not out) on the third day of the fourth Ashes Test. Earlier the tourists had a figure of 36-4 but then they reached 158 runs for three wickets. Credit goes to Bairstow’s 100 plus runs, and the hard-hitting performances of Ben Stokes and Mark Wood.

Jonny Bairstow finally scored a century in 38 innings. The last time he scored a century was against Sri Lanka in Colombo in November 2018. He has got two more Ashes century in Australia than Joe Root. He scored 119 in Perth four years ago!

Root had carved Scott Boland to second slip and this was his fifth duck as a skipper in Ashes Tests. Don Bradman is another player who has the same amount of ducks.

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It was root’s seventh duck as a captain, one less than Mike Atherton.

 Australia’s off-spinner Nathan Lyon had a figure of 12-0-71-1 by the end of the third day. earlier, his economy rate of 5.91 was the worst in a Test innings since 2016’s February. His 10 overs against New Zealand at Christchurch cost 61.

Match Report

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Batter Jonny Bairstow saved England’s reputation by scoring 100 plus runs. England finished the day at a figure of 258/7 but was trailing by 158 runs. Ben Stokes who played along with Bairstow, scored a half-century. Top-order batters Haseeb Hameed and Zak Crawley could not make a lot of runs. Joe Root and Dawid Malan were the next to come on the pitch.

England continued batting at 13/0 on the third day. Earlier, Usman Khawaja had hit a century. This was his first test since the 2019 Ashes series in England, as a substitute player for Travis Head who’s currently caught with Covid.

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