He maybe 29 Tests old but many have already tipped him to be a record-breaking bowler for India in the format but a record with the bat? Few would have wagered that and fewer would have imagined him now owning the record of hitting the most number of runs in a single over in Test cricket history.
On Day 2 at Edgbaston, an unassuming Stuart Broad trundled in with the new-ball looking to bounce out Bumrah with a short ball ploy but what followed was carnage and a freakish throwback to a similar assault by Yuvraj Singh at the 2007 T20 World Cup in Kingsmead. The result? 4, 5w, 7nb, 4, 4, 4, 6, 1. 35 runs in the over, 29 off the bat.
In doing so, with audacious pull shots and top edges, Bumrah eclipsed the record jointly held by Brian Lara, George Bailey and Keshav Maharaj, all of whom scored 28 runs in an over.
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After smashing Broad for the most expensive over in Tests with 35 runs, Bumrah dismissed ENG's Top 3 batters too 🏏
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On a yet another rain-affected day, when only 39 overs were bowled, India added 78 runs for the last 3 wickets which saw Ravindra Jadeja bring up his 3rd Test century and a 41-run partnership for the last wicket between Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj. Jimmy Anderson bagged his 32nd five-wicket haul in Test cricket as India were bowled out for 416.
In response, Bumrah continued his fine day by dismissing both England openers, Alex Lees and Zak Crawley, in the first 25 balls bowled.
First with the bat, now with the ball. Bumrah is ROARING 🔥— Sony Sports Network (@SonySportsNetwk) July 2, 2022
A fine delivery from #TeamIndia Captain as he knocks over #AlexLees' stumps to draw first blood
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Ollie Pope (10) struck two boundaries before edging a full-ball from Bumrah wide outside off looking to drive away from the body. Joe Root hit four boundaries and looked solid as England looked to rebuild but was snuffed out upper-cutting a snorter from Siraj that was too close to the body.
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A good delivery that Root gloves through to Pant, and #TeamIndia are well and truly on 🔝 🤩
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At stumps, Jonny Bairstow was unbeaten on a 47-ball 12 with captain Ben Stokes having faced just four deliveries as England finished at 87-5 in 27 overs.
Speaking after the day's play, Jadeja said: "I consider myself a team player who does whatever the team needs. As an allrounder, sometimes the situation is that you need to make runs and save the team and help them win. In bowling you sometimes have to provide the breakthroughs and break partnerships or chip in with one or two wickets."