Indian speedster Jasprit Bumrah once again becomes the most talkative player of the cricket community after his five-wicket haul in the ongoing India vs England 2nd Test match.
Bumrah Registered Five Wicket Haul in Vizag Pitch
Though Indian skipper Rohit Sharma failed to lay a strong foundation, his opening partner Yashasvi Jaiswal led India to a much more comfortable side with his maiden double century. None of the players other than Jaiswal crossed the 40-run mark in the 1st inning.
India managed to score 396 runs in 1st inning after losing all their 10 wickets. England openers too posed a great threat with their opening partnership. England lost their first wicket for 59 runs after Kuldeep Yadav dismissed Ben Duckett for 21 runs.
Though Kuldeep broke the opening partnership, England’s middle order is undoubtedly a great threat for India. But Rohit made a clever move by bringing Jasprit Bumrah into the action right after Joe Root stepped in.
As expected Bumrah dismissed Joe Root for just 5 runs by teasing him with back-to-back swingers in the 26th over. Apart from Root’s dismissal, Bumrah dismissed Ollie Pope who remained as the hero of England’s 1st test victory.
Pope scored 196 runs in the 1st Test and laid a strong foundation for England’s victory. Pope batted 55 deliveries in the 2nd test without much trouble but the same batter went clue less against Bumrah’s yorker in the 28th over.
Bumrah bowled an inswinging yorker and rattled out the middle and leg stumps to dismiss Pope.
Following Pope’s dismissal, Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes started to build a partnership and showed promise to add a descent sum of runs in England’s scoreboard. But Bumrah once again proved his worth by dismissing the dangerous duo.
In the 36th over of the inning, Bumrah bowled a fuller-length delivery outside the off-stump. Bairstow attempted to play a drive shot but the ball edged and carried to Gill at first slip.
Though England loses wickets at one end, their skipper Ben Stokes started to switch the gear by hitting some aggressive shorts. Bumrah once again scattered the hopes of England by dismissing Stokes for 47 runs.
Bumrah bagged his fifth wicket of the inning by dismissing Tom Hartley for 21 runs. The wicket also marks his 150 Test wicket. With the dismissal, Bumrah set a record by becoming the player with the fewest balls taken to 150 test wickets by an Indian player.
Fewest balls taken to 150 Test wickets (India)
- 6781 Jasprit Bumrah
- 7661 Umesh Yadav
- 7755 Mohd Shami
- 8378 Kapil Dev
- 8380 R Ashwin
Apart from bagging the five-wicket haul, Bumrah also bagged another wicket and ended up the inning with 6 wickets under his belt. Bumrah dismissed Anderson for 6 runs while England managed to score 253 runs in the first inning.
𝘚𝘵𝘰𝘬𝘦𝘴’ 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘴𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘪𝘵 𝘢𝘭𝘭 😱
— JioCinema (@JioCinema) February 3, 2024
At the end of Day 2, India scored 28 runs without losing a wicket where Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma stand on the crease with 15 and 813 runs respectively. India leads the game by 171 runs.