Jasper Bumrah crushed Stuart Broad for 29 runs in an over© AFP
Indian captain Jasprit Bumrah killed an unlucky Stuart Broad for 29 runs to set a world record for maximum runs on a single over in Test cricket, beating the feat of the legendary Brian Lara by one run. Lara held the world record for 18 years — he had hit South African left-arm spinner Robin Peterson for 28 runs in a 2003-04 test match, including four fours and two sixes from six legal deliveries.
Former Australia player George Bailey had also scored 28 in an over, but he was behind Lara in terms of border count.
Broad, who was also hit for six sixes in an over by Yuvraj Singh in the inaugural World T20 in 2007, gave up 35 in the 84th over of the Indian first innings in the fifth rescheduled Test here. There were six extra runs — a walk and a no-ball.
The Indian skipper was not out on 31 of 16 balls with four boundaries and two sixes.
It started with a mistimed hook going for a boundary, and in frustration Broad threw a bouncer who went five wide.
The next ball was dug in short again and another top edge gave Bumrah seven runs, including a no-ball.
The next three balls were hit for boundaries in different directions – one through mid-on, one through fine leg and the last through mid-wicket.
To compound his injuries, Bumrah did the proverbial “Bazball” (the current buzzword of English cricket emphasizing new coach Brendon McCullum’s attacking intent) with a six over deep mid-wicket.
India finished their first innings at 416, with hundreds from Rishabh Pant (146) and Ravindra Jadeja (104).
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