Former West Indian batter Brian Lara congratulated Indian stand-in skipper Jasprit Bumrah after the pacer took a world record 35 runs from Stuart Broad in an over in Test cricket. Bumrah showed his prowess with the bat by taking over 35 of Broad’s final in the first innings while India’s tail wagged to help them reach a score of 416 in the fifth and final Test on day two in Edgbaston.
Broad conceded a total of 35 runs, 29 of which were on Bumrah’s account. The Indian star player, for example, surpassed the previous record of the West Indian great Brian Lara, the Australian George Bailey and the South African Keshav Maharaj.
“Join us and congratulate young @Jaspritbumrah93 on breaking the record for most runs in a single over in tests. Well done!” tweeted Lara.
Join me in congratulating the young people @Jaspritbumrah93 on breaking the record for most runs in a single over in tests. Well done!????#icctestchampionship #test cricket #record breaker pic.twitter.com/bVMrpd6p1V
— Brian Lara (@BrianLara) July 2, 2022
Lara took 28 from Robin Peterson in 2003, while Bailey (2013) and Maharaj (2020) also shared the record.
Ahead of the match, India has a lead on the rain-clipped Day 2 of the fifth and final India-England Test at Edgbaston in Birmingham, with captain Jasprit Bumrah leading the charge and taking three of the hosts’ five wickets after a power – packed punch performance.
At the end of the day, England’s score in their first innings was 84/5, with Jonny Bairstow (12*) and Ben Stokes (0*) in the fold. India was knocked out for 416 earlier in the day.
England resumed business at 60/3 after Tea, with Joe Root (19*) and Jonny Bairstow (6*) unbeaten in the fold. Root started well, hitting pacer Mohammed Shami for two fours in the first over after Tea.
Root-Bairstow added a total of 34 runs before pacemaker Mohammed Siraj dismissed Root for 31 after wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant caught the ball that hit the edge of Root’s willow.
This brought spinner Jack Leach to the fold, who had come on order as a night watchman. He could only face five balls before being sent back by Shami to the pavilion for a duck. The hosts ran into trouble, with half of the team back in the cabin with a score of 83 runs.
Skipper Ben Stokes was next in line, with the duty of transporting England safely for the rest of the day. He did and carried the bat with his partner at the end of the last session.
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