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Bairstow strikes 84 from 24 balls to break T10 record

by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

Jonny Bairstow has broken the record for the highest score in the T10 League, smashing 84 from just 24 balls for Kerala Knights in the UAE.

With eight sixes and six fours, Bairstow made a mockery of the target of 124 set by Bengal Tigers, finishing unbeaten as he led his side to a seven-wicket win with eight balls to spare.

Bairstow arrived at the crease after Eoin Morgan, his England team-mate, departed for a first-ball duck to Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi. His knock went past Mohammad Shahzad’s innings of 74 from 16 balls last week as the highest individual total recorded in the competition.

The blistering innings comes just a week after Bairstow produced an excellent 110 for England against Sri Lanka in the third Test in Colombo, having lost his spot as the side’s first-choice wicketkeeper to Ben Foakes.

The important knock – which came from No 3 in the batting order – saw him collect the Player of the Match award as England sealed a famous 3-0 series whitewash.

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