India v England, Day 1: Bairstow hits 89 to dig tourists out once again in third Test
England faltered to 87 for four shortly before lunch, but Bairstow (89) shared in two successive half-century stands to underpin 268 for eight at stumps in the third Test against India.
Moving up to number five in a Mohali reshuffle from the position he has made his own at seven, he proved equally at home to give England a foothold at least at the start of this match as they seek to square the series at 1-1.
It took a magical delivery from Jayant Yadav to finally have Bairstow lbw, pushing forward but missing turn so sharp from round the wicket that the ball pitched on off and would have... read more
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