England cricketer Johnny Bairstow has set a rare record. He is the fourth batsman in history to score a century in two consecutive Tests at a strike rate of more than 100.
Tiger opener Tamim Iqbal made the same feat in 2010. The other two on the list are Shahid Afridi of Pakistan and Brendon McCullum of New Zealand.
The English have been the entertainers of international cricket for the last few years. Sometimes Ben Stokes, sometimes Joe Root or Johnny Bairstow.
The New Zealand team is visiting Rudramurti in Bearstore on a tour of England. In the midst of the Great Depression in Nottingham a few days ago,
the aggressor snatched the victory from the hands of the Kiwis in a century. English batsmen have the same brilliance in Leeds.
In reply to the Kiwis’ 329 in the first innings, England lost 6 wickets for 55 runs.
Bairstow led the team from there.
Incumbent Jamie Overton made a pair of 241 runs. He has scored a century in two consecutive Tests.
Bairstow has touched a rare record in back-to-back centuries.
He is the first Englishman and the fourth batsman in the world to score two consecutive Test centuries at a strike rate of over 100.
Followed in the footsteps of the Guru. Current England coach Brendon McCullum did the same in 2014. The Tigers are also on this record.
Tamim Iqbal set similar records against England at Lord’s and Manchester in 2010. And the first name in the list is Shahid Afridi.
Bairstow has become a favorite of fans in an innings that has pulled the team from the edge of the ditch at Headingley.
The score of 162 is the second highest innings of his Test career. And if he could score 6 runs, he could set a new record of his highest innings.
However, the batsman who is at the peak of his form should not regret it.
Not only in this series against New Zealand, Johnny is great throughout the year.
He is the second cricketer to score more than 700 runs in white in 2022.
Liton Das of Bangladesh is also in the race for the highest scorer of the year with about six hundred and fifty runs.
But there is a big difference between the two.
Despite the English and Liton’s so many runs in the Bairstore performance, the victory of the Tigers is still elusive.