Jonny Bairstow faces missing final two India Tests with finger injury

• Wicketkeeper fractures top of middle finger on left hand
• ‘It’s not displaced and that is a big thing,’ says Bairstow

Injury was added to insult for England on a demoralising third day of the third Test against India in Nottingham when Jonny Bairstow sustained a fractured finger that looks set to rule him out of the final two Tests of the series.

Despite reaching the close on 23 without loss in their second innings, Joe Root’s team still face the prospect of having to bat out six more sessions at Trent Bridge to avoid a heavy defeat after they were kept in the field by India for all but nine overs of a day during which they set a world-record target of 521 to win.

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