Jonny Bairstow picked up from where he left in Australia by the end of England’s horror show in the Ashes series to once again yank his side out of trouble with a proficient century against West Indies in the first Test. Bairstow’s second consecutive century calmed the nerves in the England dressing room by the end of the opening day that began in calamitous fashion to highlight their batting woes.
Brief scores: England 268/6 (Jonny Bairstow 109*, Ben Foakes 42; Jason Holder 2-15, Jayden Seales 2-64) vs West Indies
From 57-4 to 268-6 at the close
A strong response after the morning session 💪
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— England Cricket (@englandcricket) March 8, 2022