England wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow, who sustained a fracture on his finger yesterday during the third Test against India at Trent Bridge believes it is part and parcel of the job.
Meanwhile, Bairstow sustained the injury on day three of the third Test at Trent Bridge. He copped the blow of James Anderson in the 44rth over of the Indian innings and spent the rest of the day watching the proceedings from the dressing room.
Jonny Bairstow immediately rushed to the hospital to get an X-Ray done, reports of which showed a hairline fracture. The home team will badly want their highest run-scorer of this series to come and bat in the second essay. England chases a record target of 521 to save this Test with two days still in hand against India.
Bairstow is hopeful to be fit with some more ice and more protection on his hand.
“We are hopeful a bit more ice overnight and some more protection on my hand will help,” said Jonny Bairstow. “We are going to see how it is in the morning. It is a fracture, but it is not displaced, so that is a big thing,” he added.
Bairstow was in tremendous pain after the ball struck on his hand. He left the field immediately with Jos Buttler taking up wicket-keeping job.
“It wobbled and I just copped it on the end,” added the Yorkshire keeper. “It is part and parcel of this job. The first 30 seconds were horrendous,” Jonny Bairstow summed up.
INDIA ON A COMMANDING POSITION
Team India skipper Virat Kohli led from the front to guide his team post a massive total against England on day three of the third Test at Trent Bridge.
The visitors banked on Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara to rack up a massive total. The pair added 113 runs to extend their lead over England. While Kohli was the aggressor, Pujara played the waiting game. He left balls outside the off stump to frustrate the English bowlers.
Although Pujara departed adding 72 runs, there was no stopping Virat Kohli. Kohli then partnered Ajinkya Rahane to bring the second century grandly. This is his fifth hundred against England and 23rd overall. Hardik Pandyafollowed his magical spell with a half-century to guide India to a target of 521 before declaring.
Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings showed enough grit to keep the wickets intact at the end of the day’s play. The hosts now need 498 runs to win with two days still to play.