The Ashes: Jonny Bairstow hits gutsy ton after England’s latest top-order collapse

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Jonny Bairstow played through the pain barrier to strike his first Test century in over three years, digging deep to give England a rare moment of joy on their troubled tour of Australia. Bairstow came to the crease with England in a familiar state of turmoil at 36 for four, but defied a 90mph blow to the right thumb as he counter-attacked his way to 103 not out at the SCG.

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