Jonny Bairstow Hits Highest T20 World Cup Score, Yet to Score Fifty in the Tournament 

Jonny Bairstow achieved his highest T20 World Cup score with an unbeaten 48 against the West Indies in a thrilling Super 8 match held at the Daren Sammy National Stadium, St Lucia. Despite this milestone, Bairstow has yet to secure a fifty in the T20 World Cup, making his latest performance a significant personal achievement.

Turnaround in T20 World Cup 2024 

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Prior to this match, Bairstow’s T20 World Cup record was far from impressive.  He had never reached a fifty and only managed scores above 30 twice (both in this season). Prior to this, Bairstow’s highest score in the tournament was a modest 18 against the West Indies in the 2012 edition at Pallekelle Stadium, Sri Lanka. Having participated in the 2012 and 2021 T20 World Cups, Bairstow struggled to make an impact, failing to clear the 20-run mark in those tournaments. He managed to score in double digits just four times across 11 innings.

Bairstow’s performance in the 2024 T20 World Cup had a slow start, with scores of 7 and 8 not out in his initial outings. However, his recent form has shown promise, including a 31-run knock against Namibia. His 48 not out against the West Indies further solidifies his comeback, setting the stage for future successes.

England’s Dominant Win Over West Indies 

A powerful 87 not out from Phil Salt, complemented by Bairstow’s unbeaten 48, led England to a commanding eight-wicket victory over the West Indies. Chasing a target of 181, England showcased their batting prowess, reaching the goal with 15 balls to spare. 

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Captain Jos Buttler‘s decision to chase after winning the toss paid off, despite the West Indies’ strong start, accumulating 72 runs for the loss of Brandon King within eight overs. Spin bowlers Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali played pivotal roles in restricting the West Indies’ batting lineup.

While West Indies managed to post a respectable score of 180, their batting display lacked fluidity. They set a new unwanted record for most dot balls in a T20 World Cup innings with a staggering 51 dot balls. Additionally, their sluggish running between the wickets, with only nine twos in 120 deliveries, paled in comparison to England’s more aggressive approach.

England’s chase began steadily with openers Phil Salt and Jos Buttler putting on a 67-run partnership.  However, Buttler’s dismissal triggered a slight slowdown, leaving the score at 84/2 after 10.1 overs.  This is where Bairstow stepped up, providing the necessary impetus to maintain England’s momentum and finish the game. 

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Jonny Bairstow achieved his highest T20 World Cup score with an unbeaten 48 against the West Indies in a thrilling Super 8 match held at the Daren Sammy National Stadium, St Lucia. Despite this milestone, Bairstow has yet to secure a fifty in the T20 World Cup, making his latest performance a significant personal achievement.

Turnaround in T20 World Cup 2024 

Prior to this match, Bairstow's T20 World Cup record was far from impressive.  He had never reached a fifty and only managed scores above 30 twice (both in this season). Prior to this, Bairstow's highest score in the tournament was a modest 18 against the West Indies in the 2012 edition at Pallekelle Stadium, Sri Lanka. Having participated in the 2012 and 2021 T20 World Cups, Bairstow struggled to make an impact, failing to clear the 20-run mark in those tournaments. He managed to score in double digits just four times across 11 innings.

Bairstow's performance in the 2024 T20 World Cup had a slow start, with scores of 7 and 8 not out in his initial outings. However, his recent form has shown promise, including a 31-run knock against Namibia. His 48 not out against the West Indies further solidifies his comeback, setting the stage for future successes.

England's Dominant Win Over West Indies 

A powerful 87 not out from Phil Salt, complemented by Bairstow's unbeaten 48, led England to a commanding eight-wicket victory over the West Indies. Chasing a target of 181, England showcased their batting prowess, reaching the goal with 15 balls to spare. 

Captain Jos Buttler's decision to chase after winning the toss paid off, despite the West Indies' strong start, accumulating 72 runs for the loss of Brandon King within eight overs. Spin bowlers Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali played pivotal roles in restricting the West Indies' batting lineup.

While West Indies managed to post a respectable score of 180, their batting display lacked fluidity. They set a new unwanted record for most dot balls in a T20 World Cup innings with a staggering 51 dot balls. Additionally, their sluggish running between the wickets, with only nine twos in 120 deliveries, paled in comparison to England's more aggressive approach.

England's chase began steadily with openers Phil Salt and Jos Buttler putting on a 67-run partnership.  However, Buttler's dismissal triggered a slight slowdown, leaving the score at 84/2 after 10.1 overs.  This is where Bairstow stepped up, providing the necessary impetus to maintain England's momentum and finish the game. 

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