The Barmy Army pays a unique tribute to Jonny Bairstow.©Twitter
The ongoing third Test between England and New Zealand has so far seen a neck and neck game between the two sides. Although the three-game series has already been won by England, New Zealand are making sure they don’t let their morale drop in the final test. The Kiwis posted 329 points after opting to beat first in the Third Test at Headingley, Leeds and then cut the Three Lions for 55/6. When the match tipped in favor of New Zealand, England bounced back with the help of Jonny Bairstow and Jamie Overton as the pair added an unbeaten 209 runs for the seventh wicket on Day 2.
While Overton was not out on 89, Bairstow scored a century (130 not out). What was more special about Bairstow was that his unbeaten innings were paced at a 103.17 strike rate.
As it was Bairstow’s second consecutive Test century and 10th overall, Barmy Army, a popular England national cricket team fan group, celebrated the moment in a unique way. The group of fans took off their shoes, scooped them up and chanted “Shoes if you like Bairstow.”
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— Barmy Army by Jonny Bairstow (@TheBarmyArmy) June 24, 2022
Bairstow and Overton will resume innings in England on Matchday 3 of the third Test match on Saturday. The duo will be aiming to extend their partnership by 209 points as England still trail New Zealand by 65 points in the game. The Three Lions will start the day with a score of 264/6.
On the other hand, Trent Boult (3/73) and Neil Wagner (2/53), who were the stars with the ball the day before, will be aiming to add more wickets to their tally and regain control of New Zealand in the game.
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