Having actually lost the toss and been asked to bat initially at the Hagley Oval, the travelers were deep in problem at 94-5 and 164-7, prior to Bairstow and Mark Wood turned things around with a stand of 95 for the 8 wicket.
It’s tough to rate our rating till we’ve bowled on this pitch.
When stumps came England were 290-8 in their very first innings, with Bairstow 97 not out, having actually struck 11 fours and a 6 from 154 balls dealt with.
And the wicketkeeper-batsman is positive about the 4 days of cricket ahead, informing Sky Sports: “It didn’t go to script for the very first half of the day, however the fightback and the decision in the back end was something we can truly develop on.
” It’s tough to rate our rating till we’ve bowled on this pitch. The abilities we’ve got will ideally fit this pitch, it’s a bit more English in design, with some lateral motion.”
Paceman Wood, who made a very first Test half-century prior to ending up being the 5th wicket of the day for seamer Tim Southee, was likewise favorable after taking pleasure in an effective go back to the England XI.
He informed BBC Test Match Special: “I believe it’s one where we’ve got ourselves back into the video game. When they won the toss and bowled, we anticipated it to be effort in advance.”
Southee ended the day with 5-60 from 23 overs, while left-arm paceman Trent Boult took 3-79 from 25 overs.