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Maybe he should stick to white-ball cricket? Jonny Bairstow sweeps Sri Lanka's Ajantha Mendis for a brilliant six before the ball is ruined as it smashes into a bucket of whitewash on the boundary with England chasing 164 to win second Test England need 164 in their second innings to claim a 2-0 series win over Sri Lanka  Jonny Bairstow got off to a fast start with 17 shots in 14 balls before tea The pick of the 31-year-old's shots was a six that landed in some white paint White-ball specialist Bairstow is playing in his first red ball Test in over a year

By Sam Blitz For Mailonline

Published: 09:58 GMT, 25 January 2021 | Updated: 09:58 GMT, 25 January 2021

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Jonny Bairstow reaffirmed his status as a white-ball specialist by sweeping a six straight into a bucket of white paint during England's second Test run chase in Sri Lanka. 

The 31-year-old, who came in at three on Monday with England needing 164 to win the second Test in Galle, got off to a fast start in his second innings, hitting 17 runs in 14 balls before tea.

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The pick of the shots was a top edge sweep from Ajantha Mendis' delivery that beat a couple of Sri Lanka fielders before hitting the bucket of paint - which turned the ball from red to white.

Jonny Bairstow hit a brilliant six on day four of England's second Test in Sri Lanka

The England batsman managed to find a bucket of white paint lying in the stands

The England batsman managed to

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