England vs New Zealand: Jonny Bairstow sets English record with back-to-back World Cup 2019 hundreds

first_img Next Akshay Ramesh Chester-le-StreetJuly 3, 2019UPDATED: July 3, 2019 17:26 IST ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Jonny Bairstow has become the first England cricketer to hit 2 successive World Cup hundreds (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJonny Bairstow has gone past the 400-run mark in World Cup 2019The England opener has hit back-to-back hundreds in World Cup 2019Bairstow’s 2nd World Cup 2019 hundred has put England in the driver’s seat vs New ZealandEngland opener Jonny Bairstow hit his 2nd sucessive hundred of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 when he got to the 3-figure mark for the 13th time in ODI cricket in their must-win match against New Zealand on Wednesday in Chester-le-Street.Bairstow had come into the match on the back of a match-winning 111 against India in Edgbaston on Sunday. The right-handed opener continued from where he left as he punished the New Zealand new-ball bowlers right from the word go.England vs New Zealand, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Live Cricket ScoreBairstow went past India captain Virat Kohli (408 runs) on the list of batsmen with most runs in World Cup 2019. With over 450 runs, the England opener is among the top 7 of the batting charts.Bairstow also has become the first-ever English player to score two back-to-back hundreds in World Cups. It’s also his third successive in ODIs against New Zealand.100 – Jonny Bairstow has claimed back-to-back centuries (v NZ & India); it’s also his 3rd in a row against New Zealand in ODI cricket. Habit. #CWC19 #ENGvNZ pic.twitter.com/2D4l2ihSKqOptaJim (@OptaJim) July 3, 2019Bairstow stitched yet another 100-plus stand for the opening wicket with Jason Roy who looks in supreme touch after return from a hamstring injury that sidelined him for 2 crucial World Cup 2019 matches. Baistow started on 5th gear, taking on New Zealand’s senior pacer Tim Southee who leaked aplenty in his opening spell after replacing leg-spinner Ish Sodhi.Jonnny Bairtow seemingly enjoyed the batter-firendly conditions at the Riverside Ground. New Zealand’s new-ball bowlers struggled without any swing in the first powerplay but they let their captain Kane Williamson down with some ordinary bowling that lacked discipline.advertisementBairstow trusted his technique and found the boundaries at will as England added 123 runs for the opening stand. Bairstow did not take the foot off the pedal even after the departure of hisopening partner Joe Root in the 19th over as he helped England continue the relentless pressure on the New Zealand bowling attack.Baristow has certainly given England a solid start in their must-win match on Wednedsay. The hosts, who were touted as pre-tournament favourites, suffered a setback when they lost to Sri Lanka and Australia on the trot but they have bounced back with a 31-run win over India.England, who are sitting on the 4th spot with 10 points, need nothing less than a win against New Zealand to keep their semi-final hopes alive. New Zealand are currently 3rd with 12 points from 8 matches while Pakistan, who are sitting on the 5th spot with 9 points from 8 matches, will be hoping England lose to New Zealand in Chester-le-Street.Also Read | Picture of MS Dhoni spitting out blood goes viral. Here’s what happenedAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Jonny BairstowFollow England cricket teamFollow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow England vs New Zealand England vs New Zealand: Jonny Bairstow sets English record with back-to-back World Cup 2019 hundredsICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Jonny Bairstow, who has gone past Virat Kohli in the list of batsmen with most runs in the tournament, has put England in a strong position against New Zealand in their must-win match in Chester-le-Street on Wednesday.advertisementlast_img