Jonny Bairstow England vs Pakistan: Injured middle-order batsman Jonny Bairstow praised England for their 10-wicket win over India in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup, saying the team was fearless in every way. England chased down the target of 169 runs brilliantly at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday and won by 10 wickets against India.
England openers, captain Jos Buttler (80 not out from 49 balls) and Alex Hales (86 not out from 47 balls) chased down 169 at the Adelaide Oval to beat India by ten wickets and the team will now take on Pakistan in Melbourne on Sunday. The final match will be played at the cricket ground.
Bairstow was quoted as saying by Sky Sports News, “It was amazing, you can be as fearless. You need people to stand in the semi-finals and that’s exactly what happened. The players were fighting fearlessly during the run chase. “
Bairstow was all set to open the batting for England, only to be ruled out of cricket for the rest of the year due to a leg injury.
One would believe after those seven-match series in Pakistan (England won the series 4-3 in September and October) that we came out on the right side but we also know their qualities. England batsman Joe Root feels the Butler-led side has started reaching the summit of the tournament at the right time. It was an unbelievable performance against India. I think we are starting to peak at the right time.
Bairstow continued, “It was extraordinary to stand up to the pressure of a game of that result and perform like that. Credit to Jose for being able to get us into this position to top us at the right time. He He looks very happy inside himself and you can see in his performance and the players around you.”
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