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Ashes 2023: Jonny Bairstow Becomes 2nd Cricketer In Ashes History To Score 99 Not Out

During their first innings of the Old Trafford Test in the Ashes 2023, English cricketer Jonny Bairstow became the second cricketer in the Ashes history to score 99 not out.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 22.07.2023
Ashes 2023 Jonny Bairstow Becomes 2nd Cricketer In Ashes History To Score 99 Not Out

During their first innings of the Old Trafford Test in the Ashes 2023, English cricketer Jonny Bairstow remained 99 not out, while England were all out for 592 runs. Bairstow became the second cricketer in the Ashes history to score 99 not out.

Trailing the series by 1-2, the hosts England chose to field first after winning the toss in the fourth Test of the five-match series. In reply to Australia’s first innings total of 317 runs, England scored 592 runs, which was their sixth-highest total in the home Ashes.


Jonny Bairstow scored 99 not out in 81 balls


While the opener Zak Crawley scored 189 runs, Moeen Ali (54), Joe Root (84), Harry Brook (61) and skipper Ben Stokes (51) all scored 50+ runs. Wicketkeeper-batter Jonny Bairstow later fired up 99 not out off 81 balls (ten fours and four sixes). For the last wicket, Bairstow added 66 runs with James Anderson, where Bairstow scored 50 runs, and Anderson managed five runs.

However, Cameron Green trapped Anderson for an lbw dismissal as Bairstow unfortunately missed out on his deserving Test century. The right-handed wicketkeeper-batter remained not out on 99 runs.  


Here are some crucial stats of Jonny Bairstow’s 99 not out


  • Bairstow became the first wicketkeeper-batter to score 99 not out in a Test innings.

  • After the Australian cricketer Steve Waugh (99 not out during the 1995 Perth Test), Bairstow became the second cricketer in Ashes history to remain 99 not out in an innings.

  • Bairstow became the third English cricketer to remain not out on 99 runs in a Test innings. The other two English players are Geoff Boycott (99 not out vs Australia during the 1979 Perth Test; not a part of an Ashes) and Alex Tudor (99 not out vs New Zealand during the 1999 Birmingham Test).

  • Bairstow was the seventh batter to remain unbeaten on 99 runs in a Test innings.

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