Jasprit Bumrah’s dream run of form on his captaincy debut in all three formats combined is showing no signs of stopping as he produced the goods for Team India in the fourth innings of the game as England prepare to chase a massive total of 378 at Edgbaston.
Jasprit Bumrah continued his dream captaincy debut in the ongoing fifth and final Test match of the England-India series at Edgbaston with a stunning spell with the ball on the fourth day of the match. With the hosts chasing a massive total of 378, the Indian captain continued his brilliant run of form with an exceptional spell at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham.
England made a sensational start to the chase with a 107-run opening partnership between Zak Crawley and Alex Less. With the pressure firmly on the visitors who are looking to seal their first series win on English soil since 2007, Jasprit Bumrah stepped up for the team when they needed him the most by producing a stunning delivery to dismiss Crawley on the stroke of tea.
Later on the first ball after the Tea break, the Indian captain struck to dismiss England’s number three batter Ollie Pope. With this dismissal, Jasprit Bumrah broke a long-standing record of Kapil Dev which the former Indian captain had achieved 40 years ago in the 1981-82 series. Kapil Dev had claimed 22 wickets way back in the 1981-82 series. Third on the list is Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who claimed 19 wickets in India’s 2014 series against England.
Ollie Pope’s dismissal was Japrit Bumrah’s 23rd of the ongoing series which is the highest-ever by an Indian pacer against England in a series. The Indian captain had taken three wickets in the first innings and backed it up with a stunning spell in the second too.
At the start of the match, Jasprit Bumrah had become the first Indian pacer to lead the country since Kapil Dev. Jasprit Bumrah is leading the side in the absence of regular skipper Rohit Sharma, who tested positive for COVID-19 in the build-up to the game.
Earlier in the match, Jasprit Bumrah set a world record with the bat of scoring the most runs in a single over in Test cricket history by smashing Stuart Broad for 29 runs. The veteran English pacer conceded 35 runs in the over and achieved the unwanted feat of bowling the most expensive over in Test cricket history.
Jasprit Bumrah also made the headlines in the first session of the second day’s play when he smashed a record 35 runs off the over of Stuart Broad – the highest ever in Test cricket, going past Brian Lara, George Bailey, and Keshav Maharaj who scored 28 runs in one over. But despite Jasprit Bumrah’s all-around show, England is only 77 runs away from winning the 5th Test as both Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow are batting in the nervous 90s.
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