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Jasprit Bumrah goes viral after scoring 35 in ver against Stuart Broad

Indian cricketer Jasprit Bumrah scored 35 runs with 6 balls on Day 2 of the fifth Test between India and England. Meanwhile, Stuart Broad was responsible for the over that caused India to lead with more than 400 runs in total, which became the most expensive over in the history of the Test category. The highest recorded runs in an over were 28 and it happened 19 years ago.

For Broad, this incident is devastating as he now holds the record of conceding most runs in two categories: Test and T20I. In 2007, the pacer conceded 36 runs with six sixes to India’s Yuvraj Singh in a T20I match.

On Day 2, Broad made a decision to deliver short-length bowls. However, Bumrah caught on this tactic and managed to hit the ball every single time. He was even able to send the ball over the boundary rope.

After hearing the news, cricket fans from all around the world took to Twitter to express their delight at Bumrah's accomplishment. The Indian cricket team also held a mini-celebration, led by head coach Rahul Dravid and captain Virat Kohli.

Historic over

This event occurred during the 84th over in the match and the over began with a four from the upper edge of Bumrah’s bat. The ball then went to the fine-leg fence. Broad made the next bowl but the bounce was too short and went overhead.

Broad bowled a no-ball for his third bowl and the game continued, while Bumrah scored three more four in the following bowl. The first one went over mid-on, the second time the ball went inside edge, and then the third one to the leg side right in front of the square.

Bumrah then hit the fifth legal ball and it went over the long leg. The over was complete with Bumrah doing a quick single. He kept the strike for the following over. Bumrah gained an extra 6 runs to complete his 29 runs.

The Indian cricketer’s performance was a pleasant surprise as during Day 1 he didn’t get to do much for the game. For this Test, he was the interim captain, taking the position from Rohit Sharma for a while. India’s national captain caught COVID-19 last week but is expected to join later in the T20I series against England.

Bumrah is not the only player contributing to his team on Day 2 Test match. Ravindra Jadeja recorded his third century in a Test by earning 104 runs off 194 balls. He followed the steps of his teammate, Rishabh Pant, who earned 146 runs the previous Day.

Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Shiraj also took one wicket each. Shami managed to get 1 run with 33 balls, while Shiraj gained 1 run with five balls. The two players also removed Jack Leach and Joe Root in the final session.

India, England in Test category

The England team were 84 for 5 at stumps on Day 2 with Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow in the middle. The team trailed India by 332 runs. They require an additional 133 runs so they can avoid the follow-on.

In Men’s Test Team Ranking, India takes the second rank behind Australia. Meanwhile, the England team is in fifth place. This Test is a rescheduled game between the two teams who were supposed to meet in 2021.

Gian Chacko

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