(Video) Jonny Bairstow’s fifty a soothing balm for English woes

Matching his skipper in poise, grit and application at the crease, Jonny Bairstow constructed his first half-century since August 2019 in Tests for England. His compact partnership with Joe Root has surpassed hundred as England wrestle back the advantage on day three on a track that seems to have eased out a touch for batting. The hosts headed into Lunch at 216/3, trailing by 148 runs in response to India’s first-innings total of 364.