Video of Jonny Bairstow 109

Video of Jonny Bairstow 100 vs West Indies:1st Test Match

Jonny Bairstow scored a scintillating 100 in the ongoing first Test match against West Indies at the Sir Vivian Richards stadium, Antigua. England who are playing a test series without their best bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad for the first time in more than 15 years.

England won the toss and elected to bat first earlier in the day. Both captains speaking about the test match said

West Indies captain Kraig Brathwaite: We are just thinking about processes, we are not thinking too far ahead. Guys are hungry, it’s a good opportunity. Very happy with the time spent at the crease. We have a spinner along with four quicks.

England captain Joe Root: We’ll bat first. It looks like a dry surface. It looks like it’s cracking quite early. It’s going to be a challenging first session for us. The most important thing is the way we approach things, it’s the one thing we can control. I hope we embrace that challenge and the guys go in with real clarity. It’s been made clear what everyone’s roles are.

West Indies (Playing XI): Kraigg Brathwaite(c),John Campbell, Shamarh Brooks, Nkrumah Bonner, Jermaine Blackwood, Jason Holder, Joshua Da Silva(w), Kemar Roach, Alzarri Joseph, Veerasammy Permaul, Jayden Seales

England (Playing XI): Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, Joe Root(c), Daniel Lawrence, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Foakes(w), Chris Woakes, Craig Overton, Mark Wood, Jack Leach

England was going in with a very young bowling lineup and Craig Overton, Chris Woakes were the late call-ups for the Test team.

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The opening position for England has been a problem since the retirement of Sir Aliastar Cook. Kemar Roach and Jayden Seales struck early for West Indies as they dismissed both the openers for single-digit scores. Joe Root’s stays at the crease were short-lived as he was cleaned up by Kemar Roach for 13 runs. Dan Lawrence who looked solid for his 20 runs was dismissed by Jason Holder.

Jonny Bairstow and Ben stokes joined forces and they added 67 runs for the fifth wicket before stokes was dismissed by Jayden Seales. Bairstow took the responsibility and held the England innings together with Ben Foakes as the pair added a valuable 99 runs for the 6th wicket.

Foakes was caught in front by Jason Holder for 42 runs. Bairstow went on to score 100 and at the end of Day 1, England is at 268/6. Jonny Bairstow batting on 108* and Chris Woakes batting on 24*.

Jonny Bairstow Speaks on his 100

Feels amazing!, Amazing place to come and score a century. Especially here with the travelling fans who haven’t been able to come for a couple of years, we’re very fortunate to have them. It was really great fun playing over here. We’ve spoken about partnerships and how crucial it can be. Not just at the top of the order but all the way through. It’s really important we continue that tomorrow.

Vishnu Prashanth Reddy is a Sports enthusiast who takes delight to pen down his thoughts and report the latest stories of Cricket at Clout News.

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