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Bairstow hits ton to complete England’s 4-0 win over Windies

SOUTHAMPTON:┬áJonny Bairstow hit an unbeaten century to lead England to a thumping nine-wicket victory over the West Indies in Southampton on Friday, in a low-key fifth and final one-day international overshadowed by the Ben Stokes scandal. Bairstow struck 141 not out as the hosts sealed the win with 12 overs to spare to complete a 4-0 series victory. The tourists, seeking to end a long sequence of defeats against England, posted 288 for six despite becoming bogged down after a thrilling Chris Gayle cameo, but it…

Promoted Bairstow repays England’s faith

MOHALI, INDIA: Circumstances conspired to push Jonny Bairstow up England's batting order in the third test against India and the 27-year-old believes he repaid the faith with a composed knock of 89 to rescue his team after a poor start on Saturday. Bairstow's cultured innings stood out in an otherwise woeful batting exhibition from England's top order which nullified the advantage of winning a good toss at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium. At least five batsmen, including skipper Alastair Cook, were guilty of…