Fox Sports Australia – Bairstow was England’s top run scorer heading into the Southampton Test, having made 206 runs at 41.20.

Summary

  • Bairstow was England’s top run scorer heading into the Southampton Test, having made 206 runs at 41.20.
  • Vaughan said he believed the decision mentally affected Bairstow, who only made six runs in the fourth Test.
  • His new role saw him move up the order in the first innings to No.4 – a position he had only batted in Test cricket once before.
  • RE-CALLED ALI THANKFUL FOR ‘FRESH START’ IN NEW TEST ROLEBairstow – whose five Test centuries have all come in Tests he has wicketkept in – never belonged that high up the order, according to former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott.
  • The most India have made to win in the fourth innings of a Test in England is 174 at The Oval in 1971.


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