Jonny Bairstow’s Landmark: 6000 Runs in 100th Test

Jonny Bairstow's Landmark: 6000 Runs in 100th Test
Jonny Bairstow's Landmark: 6000 Runs in 100th Test
Jonny Bairstow's Landmark: 6000 Runs in 100th Test
Jonny Bairstow's Landmark: 6000 Runs in 100th Test

Jonny Bairstow’s Landmark: 6000 Runs in 100th Test

Jonny Bairstow’s Landmark: 6000 Runs in 100th Test/ICC

Jonny Bairstow’s Landmark: 6000 Runs in 100th Test

In a historic moment during his 100th Test against India at Dharamsala, England batter Jonny Bairstow achieved the significant milestone of crossing 6000 runs in red-ball cricket. The 34-year-old, playing in his century Test, contributed with a brisk knock of 29 runs off 18 deliveries. Bairstow’s achievement places him as the 17th leading run-scorer for England in Test cricket, surpassing notable names like Nasser Hussain, Michael Vaughan, and Ian Bell. This landmark adds another layer to Bairstow’s illustrious Test career.

Bairstow’s Test Career Highlights

Jonny Bairstow’s 100th Test appearance highlights his impactful presence in England’s Test squad. Before this landmark game, he had accumulated 5,974 runs with an average of 36.42, including 12 centuries and 26 fifties. His highest score in Test cricket is an unbeaten 167 against Sri Lanka at Lord’s in 2016. Bairstow’s dynamic batting style and consistent contributions have solidified his position in England’s Test lineup.

Notable Englishmen in the 100-Test Club

Jonny Bairstow joins a select group of English cricketers who have reached the century mark in Test appearances. Among them are James Anderson (186), Stuart Broad (167), Alastair Cook (161), Joe Root (139), Ian Bell (118), Ben Stokes (101), and Andrew Strauss (100). This reflects the endurance and skill exhibited by Bairstow over the course of his Test career.

Bairstow’s Milestone Coincides with Ashwin’s 100th Test

Coincidentally, India’s veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin also marked his 100th Test appearance in the same game. Ashwin celebrated the occasion with a four-wicket haul, showcasing the longevity and impact both players have had in Test cricket. Bairstow’s achievement and Ashwin’s stellar bowling contribute to the rich narrative of the ongoing Test series.

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