Jonny Bairstow retains wicketkeeper ambition after falling shy of century

• England 379-10 v West Indies President’s XI
• Bairstow makes 98 and Rory Burns chips in with 68

Jonny Bairstow fell two runs short of a second century in his new No 3 position but the Yorkshireman’s desire to reclaim England’s wicketkeeping gloves remains undimmed.

On a day when Mark Wood was called up as the replacement for Olly Stone, who leaves on Friday following the diagnosis of a lower back stress injury, it was Bairstow who crackled. His 98 from 112 balls helped the tourists to 379 all out against the West Indies President’s XI – their final innings before next week’s first Test.

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