Watch: Dog delays Bairstow’s century in third Test
A dog had interrupted the play during the third Test between Sri Lanka and England in Colombo and that put Bairstow’s ton in hold for a while.
England are in the finishing line of their long successful tour to Sri Lanka since they are playing the last game of the tour in Island nation. With the series win in all three formats, they are eyeing for a whitewash in the third Test in Sinhalese Sports Club.
Joe Root won the toss for eight times in a row and elected to bat first in the typical Sri Lankan conditions. At the end of day 1, England put 312/7 in the scoreboard before bad lights forced an early stump in Colombo.
England middle order laid the foundation for the visitors in their first innings. Jonny Bairstow came in at the no.3 position, a position that English men are trying to work on in the longest format of the game.
Bairstow turned out to be a solution for England’s worries regarding that batting position since he scored a magnificent century well supported with the decent knocks from Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes.
But Jonny Bairstow had a slight delay in achieving the milestone as a stray dog came into the field and delayed the play for some time when the English man on 98.
The incident happened during the 64th over of English innings. The dog had a cool round into the field and delayed the play for some time. The players chased it out and resumed the play.
Here is the Video:
🐶 DOG STOPS PLAY 🐶
A stray dog is trying to help out Sri Lanka in the field as they struggle to contain England.
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) November 23, 2018