"What's he looking at?" Jonny Bairstow stitched up by director

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Monday, 6 January 2020, 11:04AM
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England cricketer Jonny Bairstow was stitched up by a television director during his side's test against South Africa.

Bairstow was shown during coverage of the second test in Cape Town sitting in the players' pavilion looking through binoculars as England batted in the second innings.

The host South African broadcaster then cut to footage of female fans in the crowd giving the impression the England batsman was looking at them.

"What's he looking at Jonny Bairstow?" a commentator asked before coverage cut to a couple of female fans waving.

The commentary box was then left in hysterics as the director continued to cut to shots of female fans and Bairstow, who is not playing in the test, looking through binoculars.

The footage was shared on Twitter by BBC radio host Greg James.

James co-hosts a podcast with England paceman Jimmy Anderson who took
5-40 at Cape Town as South Africa were bowled out for 223 in their first innings.

At stumps on day three, England were 218 for four with a lead of 264 runs.

This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz and is republished here with permission