Bairstow together with Ben Stokes (99) made a mockery of India’s 337-run goal to canter dwelling in 43.three overs.
In sensational kind, Bairstow adopted up his 94 within the first ODI to hit his 11th century and he has solely Joe Root (16), skipper Eoin Morgan (13) and Marcus Trescothick (12) forward of him within the record of most lots of for England.
“Naturally, I want to have most ODI lots of for England. Sure I am pleased with these figures, however these figures imply nothing if you happen to do not win. I am actually having fun with my sport,” Bairstow mentioned after guiding England to their highest profitable chase in opposition to India.
In pursuit of 318 within the first ODI, Bairstow had given an equally spectacular begin however a middle-order collapse meant that they misplaced the match by 66 runs.
“A few days in the past, we have been means forward of the sport, however that is one thing we spoke about and recognized. It’s one thing that we’re actually happy with.”
In Pics: Bairstow, Stokes star as England beat India to stage ODI sequence 1-1
Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes launched a six-hitting feast as England chased down 337 in opposition to India in a series-levelling win within the second ODI on Friday. The three-match sequence is now stage at 1-1 with the decider on Sunday. (PTI Picture)
Bairstow additional credited their batting depth to play with freedom on the high.
“Sure completely. We have now Adil Rashid coming in at 10 or 11. Adil on his personal rights has obtained 10 first-class lots of. To have that form of participant coming in at 10 or 11, not many groups all over the world have that.
“If you happen to couple that with the powerhitters in Moeen Ali, Curran brothers, the record can go on. So yeah, undoubtedly does offer you loads of confidence figuring out that the batting lineup is robust,” he mentioned.