Mohammed Siraj, India’s third seamer, was pulled for a six by Jonny Bairstow and taken off the attack after his five-over spell went for 37. Thakur was then clobbered over mid-wicket for another maximum as Bairstow raced towards his century. He reviewed an on-field LBW decision after being wrongly adjudged out off an inside edge before the day saw its first rain break that sent the players in for an early Lunch. The hosts still trail by 216 runs but with Bairstow around and in such belligerent mood, the Test match finally seems to be on an even keel.
Brief scores: England 200/6 (Jonny Bairstow 91*, Joe Root 31; Jasprit Bumrah 3-55) trail India 416 by 216 runs
“His decision-making is absolutely laser sharp” 😍👌
Mark Butcher, Kevin Pietersen and Ian Ward analyse Jonny Bairstow’s batting technique and the way he is ‘slowing down’ time when he faces fast bowling 💭 pic.twitter.com/wQ2x8jdJsj
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) July 3, 2022