England finally have a hundred on the Ashes tour as Jonny Bairstow reach triple figures at the iconic SCG. There is ultimately something to cheer about for the visitors. To put up this sort of resistance after being shot down to 36/4 must be pleasing for Joe Root and his men. Bairstow knew Pat Cummins was going to bowl wide, given the field set, so he moved across and sliced the short tempter over backward point to register the landmark with a cracking boundary. It has truly been a sublime counter-attacking ton by the talented keeper-bat.
With only two balls remaining in the day, Jonny Bairstow brings up a memorable century! #Ashes | @VodafoneAU pic.twitter.com/o1tHcTIDQ1
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