Jonny Bairstow hailed as a hero for protecting Lord's pitch during the second Ashes Test.

Bairstow intervened when activists from "Just Stop Oil" breached the outfield.

He swiftly carried one of the demonstrators off the playing surface, preventing pitch tampering.

Tongue, an England pace bowler, praised Bairstow's actions and called him a hero.

Bairstow's bravery was evident as he confronted the activists despite potential risks.

"Just Stop Oil" has a history of disrupting sporting events to raise awareness.

Australia opener David Warner expressed surprise at Bairstow's involvement.

Protecting the pitch is crucial to avoid interruptions or cancellation of the match.

Australia dominated the match, reaching 339-5 at stumps.

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