Best innings of Jonny Bairstow in IPL
Jonny Bairstow is one of the prolific run-scorers for England in the shorter format of the league. He enjoyed a stellar run in the 2019 edition. The English batsman scored 445 runs in just 10 matches at an average and strike rate of 55.62 and 157.
He made his debut in the 2019 edition only. He finished the season as the second-highest run-getter in the season and 10th overall. He opened the innings with David Warner and shared some crucial match-winning partnerships.
5 Best innings of Jonny Bairstow in IPL
SRH started the tournament on a high and a lot of credit must be given to the duo for giving their team rollicking starts. On that note, here’s a look at top 5 knocks of Jonny Bairstow in IPL:
1. 114 against RCB in IPL 2019
Jonny Bairstow scored his maiden IPL hundred against RCB in the 2019 edition. Opening the batting with Warner, Bairstow went all guns blazing right from the onset. He hit 12 fours and 7 sixes, scoring 114 runs off just 56 balls. Warner too scored a century off just 55 balls as the duo helped the side score 231 runs in 20 overs.
In reply, RCB folded for just 113 runs. The top-order collapsed in no time. Colin de Grandhomme top-scored with 37 off 32 balls. Coming into a ball in the powerplay overs, M Nabi, playing his first match, went through RCB’s top order. He claimed 4 wickets for just 11 runs in 4 over. SRH, eventually, won the game by 118 runs.
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2. 80 off just 43balls against KKR in 2019
Best innings of Jonny Bairstow in IPL: The 38th match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad saw Bairstow notching his second-highest score in the IPL.
Batting first, KKR had put on a decent 159-run total in 20 overs. Chris Lynn played a great 51-run knock off just 47 balls. However, SRH openers in David Warner and Jonny Bairstow made a mockery of KKR’s bowling attack as they helped SRH chased down the total in just 12.2 overs.
Striking the ball at the rate of 186, Bairstow scored 80 runs off just 43 balls, a knock which was peppered with 7 fours and 4 sixes.
Piyush Chawla was the most expensive bowlers, giving away 38 runs in just 3 overs.
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3. 61 off 44 balls against CSK in 2019
Listed third in the list of top 5 knocks of Jonny Bairstow in IPL, Jonny Bairstow’s 61-run knock against CSK was a treat to watch. After brilliant bowling from SRH bowlers, restricted CSK to just 132 in 20 overs, Bairstow and Warner started off the run chase in a fine fashion.
The duo made sure they gave a good start to the team. They added 66 runs for the first wicket before Warner fell after making a valuable half-century.
However, Bairstow stayed till the end and played an unbeaten knock of 61 runs off 44 balls, including 3 fours and 3 sixes.
SRH chased down the total in 16.5 overs.
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4. 48 off 28 balls Delhi Capitals in 2019
In pursuit of a 129-run total set by Delhi Capitals in the first innings, Jonny Bairstow gave a firing start to the side. In just 7 overs, Delhi reached 60-run mark before Bairstow fell off Tewatia. He hit 9 fours and one six en-route to his match-winning 48 off 28 balls. Though Delhi Capitals tried to come back into the game, having taken 4 more wickets after that, but the score was just too less to defend.
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5. 45 off 28 balls against KXIP in 2019
Every innings listed in the article has led to a victory for SRH. This was the impact of Bairstow’s knocks for SRH in IPL 2019. His 45-run knock against KXIP ranks fifth in the list of top 5 knocks of Bairstow in the IPL.
The 8th match between KXIP and SRH witnessed a high scoring encounter at Hyderabad stadium. Riding on Rahane’s outstanding 70-run knock off 49 balls and Samson’s century, SRH posted a mammoth 201 in 20 overs. While, KXIP were sensing victory after posting such a huge total in the first innings, little did they know what was about to follow?
SRH’s opening duo of Jonny Bairstow and David Warner went onto a leather hunt and crossed the 100-run mark in just 9 overs.
Jonny Bairstow, in that match, played a valuable knock of 45 runs off 28 balls, including six fours and one six. Bairstow hitting two consecutive fours to Jofra Archer in the sixth over was one of the highlights of his knock. He hit six fours and one six during his knock.
SRH chased the total in 19 overs and eventually won the game by 5 wickets.
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