Edgbaston: Jasprit Bumrah, the skipper in the ongoing Edgbaston Test, is known to rip through the opponents’ batting line up. In the rescheduled series against England, he demonstrated his batting prowess by slamming veteran fast bowler Stuart Broad for 35 runs in an over on Saturday.
It would be a dubious distinction for Broad as he conceded the most runs in an over in the history of Test cricket. Broad will recall Yuvraj Singh hitting him six sixes in an over during the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007. Broad always remains on the receiving end against the Indian batsmen.
The Indian skipper hit a cameo against Broad in the 84th over of the innings as he hit the ball all-round the park and won the hearts of the Indian dressing room and the spectators with his astonishing batting.
Of the 35 runs, 29 came from Bumrah’s bat, while the bowler bowled five wides and a no-ball as well.
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Bumrah hit the first ball for a four. Broad then bowled a bouncer that went over the wicketkeeper’s head for four. It was a wide ball too. The third ball was a no-ball but Bumrah’s top edge crossed the boundary rope for a maximum. Then the Indian skipper hit three consecutive boundaries. Bumrah then scored six and one, respectively, in the last two balls of Broad’s over.
The final Over of Broad result was 4, Wd5, N6.4, 4, 4, 6, 1.
India scored a massive total of 416 in the 85 overs as Bumrah remained not out on 31. That came off just 16 balls.
In the bowling, Bumrah drew the first blood as he bowled England’s opener Alex Lees for 6. Currently, the hosts are struggling with 16 for the loss of one wicket at lunch. The pendulum of the match has swung in favour of India. Never forget the uncertainty of cricket.