Jonny Bairstow, the England international player, has made his return to the County Championship Division Two for Yorkshire against Glamorgan with a spectacular one-handed diving catch to his left as a wicket-keeper at the Headingley in Leeds. He is currently playing his second competitive game after staying on the sidelines for the better part of 8 months due to breaking his leg in a freakish golf accident last September. Bairstow was supposed to play for Punjab Kings in the IPL 2023, but he was subsequently ruled out of the tournament to recover from his injury.
Meanwhile, on May 4, day one, Yorkshire captain Adam Lyth won the toss and chose to field first. His decision was quickly vindicated as Glamorgan were 1-2 with both their openers getting out for no score. The Aussie international Marnus Labuschagne and Sam Northeast stitched together a very good 82-run stand to resurrect the innings for their team. When Northeast got out for 49, Kiran Carlson joined Labuschagne in the middle for Glamorgan.
These two put up a 52-run stand before Carlson was caught smartly by Jonny Bairstow behind the stumps with the gloves on off the bowling of George Hill. The official Twitter account of Yorkshire County Cricket Club shared the moment with a video post captioned, “Jonny Bairstow take a bow. What a catch.”
Watch the video here:
Yorkshire bowlers continued their good work throughout the day and managed to bowl out Glamorgan for 245 runs in 71.5 overs. Mickey Edwards and George Hill were the pick of the bowlers as they got 3 wickets each for Yorkshire. Meanwhile, for Glamorgan, Marnus Labuschagne top scored with 65 runs including 10 fours.