Bairstow sets new England keeper run record

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BIRMINGHAM: Jonny Bairstow became the highest-scoring England wicket-keeper in a calendar year of Test cricket during his 83 concluded Sunday in the ongoing third Test against Pakistan at Edgbaston.

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That took Bairstow, the son of late England wicket-keeper David Bairstow, to 855 Test runs in 2016.

With one match remaining in the four-Test series against Pakistan, and England due to tour Bangladesh and India, the Yorkshireman could now go past 1,000 runs before the year is out.

Most Test runs by an England wicket-keeper in a calendar year (player, runs, innings, year):

Jonny Bairstow 856 14 2016

Matt Prior 777 22 2012

Matt Prior 740 20 2009

Alan Knott 679 21 1974

Alan Knott 652 17 1971

Note: Bairstow’s tally up to and including third Test against Pakistan at Edgbaston

(AFP)