Twitter reactions: Jonny Bairstow leads England fightback with a stunning century on Day 3 of Sydney Test

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  • Jonny Bairstow smashed the first century for England in the ongoing Ashes series.

  • Riding on Bairstow's ton, England reached 258/7 at stumps on Day 3 of the Sydney Test.

Twitter reactions: Jonny Bairstow leads England fightback with a stunning century on Day 3 of Sydney Test
Jonny Bairstow hits a century in Sydney Test (Image Source: Twitter)
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England batter Jonny Bairstow rose to the occasion when his team needed him the most on Day 3 of the ongoing fourth Ashes Test against Australia in Sydney. Bairstow smashed the first century for the visitors in this series in the final over of the day. The right-handed batter smashed Cummins over the backward point for a boundary to reach the triple-figure mark.

Bairstow came to bat when England had lost four wickets for just 36 runs. He formed a game-changing 128-run stand for the fifth wicket with Ben Stokes to shift the momentum back into the favour of tourists.

However, Stokes (66) and Jos Buttler (0) fell in quick succession in the final session to leave England 173/6, but Bairstow formed another crucial partnership with Mark Wood (39 off 41) of 81 runs for the seventh wicket to lead England’s fightback.

Bairstow hit his seventh century in Test cricket, second against Australia, and stayed unbeaten for 103 as England reached 258/7 at stumps.

For Australia, Scott Boland (2/25) and Cummins (2/68) bagged two wickets each, while Mitchell Starc (1/49), Cameron Green (1/24) and Nathan Lyon (1/71) picked up one wicket apiece.

Here is how Twitter reacted:

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