Star England batter Jonny Bairstow has amazed cricket fans with his outstanding performances in white-ball cricket. His explosive batting style has made a big impact in limited-overs matches for England. In one-day internationals, Bairstow’s aggressive batting at the start of the innings has given England fast and strong beginnings.
Bairstow can score quickly and adapt to different game situations, making him a crucial player. However, he will be very crucial for England in the upcoming ODI World Cup. His aggressive batting approach will be key to England’s success in the marquee event. Earlier in his career, Bairstow scored memorable centuries and won many matches for his team, establishing himself as one of the most reliable batters in the English squad. So, in today’s article, we will discuss his top 3 performances in ODIs.
3. 112 vs Australia in 2020
Batting first in the 3rd ODI of the series against arch-rivals Australia, England got off to a shaky start. The team lost two wickets for a run as both Joe Root and Jason Roy were dismissed for a duck. However, Bairstow stood up for the hosts and steered a brilliant knock. He added 114 runs for the fourth wicket with Sam Billings and led England to a comfortable position.
Despite his remarkable 112 runs in 11 innings, England lost the game by three wickets. Australia all rounders Glenn Maxwell and Akex Carey scored centuries to win the game for the visitors. However, Bairstow’s fighting knock had turned the game in favor of the host before they lost the plot while bowling under lights.
2. 128 vs Pakistan in 2019
Playing against a rising Pakistani team, the England bowlers failed to capitalize on the opportunities. Pakistan opener Imam-Ul-Haq hammered a magnificent century as he scored 151 runs off 131 balls with the help of 13 fours and a six. His batting performance helped the visitors post a massive total of 358/9 in 50 overs.
In response, England opener Jonny Bairstow showcased his batting skills. Toying with young Pakistani bowlers, Bairstow hammered one of the finest centuries. He, along with Jason Roy, added 159 runs in just 17.3 overs for the first wicket. Bairstow, in his innings, scored 128 runs off 93 balls with the help of 15 fours and five sixes. With his amazing performance, England chased the second-highest target in their ODI history.
1. 141* vs the West Indies in 2017
In the fourth ODI of the five-match series against the West Indies, England chased down a hefty total of 289 runs in just 38 overs. All thanks to Jonny Bairstow’s mighty 141-run innings. Chasing a near 300-point score, Bairstow hammered a brilliant century to lead his team to a 4-0 lead in the series.
He, along with Jason Roy, added 156 runs in just 21 overs for the first wicket. Roy also hammered 96 runs but missed his well-deserved century. However, Bairstow continued his dominance and scripted a massive victory. It is also Bairstow’s highest score in the ODI format.
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