Former English glove-man David Bairstow would be a proud father when his son Jonny Bairstow is rocking the Indian Premier League stage with his sensational batting. Jonny Bairstow is playing for the first time in the Indian Premier League as he already made a mark for himself by hitting a century against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in his 3rd game.
The England wicketkeeper along with David Warner playing a mind blowing inninngs for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 12th edition of the cash rich league. Bairstow is one of the dangerous batsmen and he can win the matches single handedly for his team. Let us have a look at Jonny Bairstow's innings in his 4 IPL matches so far.
39 - KKR
In his first IPL match, Jonny Bairstow made a useful contribution as he hit 39 runs in 35 balls with 3 beautiful boundaries and 1 huge six into the stands against KKR bowlers. The right batsman with David Warner established the 118-run partnership for the opening wicket. He played his 1st match at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata but SRH lost the game by 6 wickets.
45 - RR
Rajasthan Royals scored 198 runs in their quota of 20 overs against Hyderabad in SRH's home ground. RR's batsman Sanju Samson scored a century but his knock went in vain as SRH batsmen chased the target. Jonny Bairstow and David Warner started the innings on a positive note as the duo forayed 110-run partnership for the opening stand. Bairstow scored 45 runs in 28 balls with 6 fours and 1six while Warner made 69 runs in 37 balls. The duo made the target easy to chase after their dismissals.
114 - RCB
The 29-year-old batsman blasted a sensational innings in-front of a packed Rajiv Gandhi Stadium as he gave a proper T20 entertainment to the crowd. The right-hander steal the show as he struck his first century in the IPL 12th edition and made 114 runs in a mere 56 balls with 12 hits to the rope and 7 hits above the rope. Bairstow along with Warner made the 185-run stand for the first wicket partnership. Warner scored 100 runs in 55 balls. SRH scored 231 runs and RCB failed to chase the massive target. SRH won the match by 118 runs.
48 - DC
In a low scoring game, Delhi capitals scored 129 runs against SRH as the pitch looks so tricky to bat. But, Jonny Bairstow played a quick fire innings of 28-ball 48 with 9 beautiful boundaries and 1 maximum hit into the stands. SRH chased the target very easily with 9 balls to spare and 5 wickets remaining.
Jonny Bairstow (246 runs in 4 matches) is placed in the 2nd position for the purple cap while David Warner (264) stays top on the table. Hope, the English batsman will continue his form and score truckload of runs for SRH. Sunrisers Hyderabad will lock horns with Mumbai Indians at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on April 6 (8 PM).
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