Despite not playing in the ongoing second Test between England and South Africa in Cape Town, Jonny Bairstow is in the news for some different reasons. The second Test between South Africa and England is taking place at the Newlands Stadium in Cape Town where both sides have been doing good.
England scored 269 in their first innings on the back of Ollie Pope’s 61* alongside the contributions from Sibley, Denly, Joe Root, and Ben Stokes. On the other hand, South Africa too started well where Dean Elgar made 88. Later Rassie van der Dussen also scored 68 runs.
However, it was James Anderson who picked up 5 for 40 and restricted South Africa within 223, giving England a 46-run lead. With this, Anderson picked up his 28th five-wicket haul in Tests, surpassing Ravichandran Ashwin and Sir Ian Botham’s record of 27 fifers each.
Sky Sports made fun of Jonny Bairstow
Meanwhile, England’s Jonny Bairstow, who failed to impress in Tests, didn’t play the ongoing Test. He was seen sitting on the balcony of the dressing room. He scored mere 10 runs in two innings of the first Test and made for the spinner Dom Bess.
However, Sky Sports, the official England broadcasters made some fun with him and whenever he put the binocular, the camera showed some beautiful ladies in the crowd. Even they waved after seeing themselves on the big screen. A user shared the video on his Twitter account captioning, “@jbairstow21 and the benefits of not playing. Quality! Well and truly done by @SkyCricket”
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As far as the game is concerned, England in their second innings has started well. Although Zak Crawley fell very cheaply after scoring 25, Dominic Sibley has scored his maiden Test half-century. While Joe Denly scored 31, captain Joe Root made another fifty. Both Root and Zak added more than 100 runs for the third wicket.
Currently, Dominic Sibley and Stokes in the middle with the scores of 87* and 26* respectively. For South Africa, Anrich Nortje bagged 2 wickets. Dwaine Pretorius and Kagiso Rabada picked up 1 wicket each (at the time of writing this article).