Bairstow Fractures His Finger But Expected To Play In Second Innings

Jonny Bairstow, the England wicket keeper, underwent through a small fracture on his left hand on the middle finger when a delivery by James Anderson swung late to damage him in the 44th over. This happened during the session one on the Trent Bridge Test’s Day 3. Bairstow had to remove his gloves instantly to go through an X-Ray. The reports of the X-ray scan have confirmed of fracture.

The 28-year-old was seen in the balcony of his home team and had his broken finger immersed in a glass of cold water without any bandage. However, it is believed that he will bat in second innings for the team, if required.

On the other hand, seeing the way the hosts surrendered in the 1st innings (161 all out) and how India has already got a fascinating lead, Bairstow is sure to play. He is also been in excellent form, having scored two 50s in the series so far.

Speaking of the current test between England and India, the Day 3 of the game was another day of India dominating the match. By the end of the day, England managed to score 23 for no loss. They have 498 runs more to chase and achieve a whopping target of 521 to gain victory.

Alastair Cook was playing at 9 while Keaton Jennings was at 13 after England were left with a risky 9-over spell to bat in the day following India’s declaration for second innings at 352-7. Virat Kohli, the Indian captain, top-scored with 103 after his significant 97 in the first innings that ended on 329. In the meantime, Hardik Pandya followed his 5 for 28 in England’s scanty first innings of 161 all out, comprising 1 six and 7 fours. The current scenario seems to be inclined on the side of Indians.

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