Watch: Jasprit Bumrah Traps Dan Lawrence LBW; Claims His Maiden Test Wicket On Home Soil
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Watch: Jasprit Bumrah Traps Dan Lawrence LBW; Claims His Maiden Test Wicket On Home Soil

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah [Image Credits: Twitter]

Indian pace-bowling spearhead Jasprit Bumrah finally made his Test debut on home soil against England, three years after he made his debut in red-ball cricket during the tour of South Africa.

And, it did not take too long for the champion fast bowler to be in the thick of things as far as claiming wickets is concerned as he trapped Dan Lawrence plumb in front of the wicket with a brute of a delivery.

Bumrah could have taken his first wicket on home soil on the very first delivery that he bowled but for Rishabh Pant, who dropped a tough chance of Rory Burns.

Burns and Dom Sibley batted well in the morning session on what looks like a pretty flat track at the Chepauk. The duo compiled a 63-run-stand in 23.5 overs but just as it looked like India were going on the defensive, a brain fade moment from Rory Burns brought the home side in the contest.

With just a few overs left, Burns tried to reverse-sweep Ravichandran Ashwin, only to get a leading-edge and give an easy catch to Rishabh Pant.

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Jasprit Bumrah (Image Credit: Twitter)

Skipper Virat Kohli in what was a brilliant tactical move brought back his strike bowler Jasprit Bumrah from the same end from which Ashwin was bowling and it took the former just 4 balls to land another blow on the visitors.

It was a typical Bumrah dismissal where he bowled it full and got the tail back into the right-hander. Dan Lawrence was caught on the crease and was beaten for sheer pace as the ball thudded into his pads.

It was so plumb that Jasprit Bumrah started celebrating even before the Umpire raised his finger. Lawrence consulted his partner on whether to take the review or not and eventually decided against it. It proved to be a great decision in the end as the ball-tracking later displayed that the ball was hitting the middle stump.

This was Jasprit Bumrah’s 80th Test wicket on a day where he became the Indian cricketer to play the most number of Tests [17] in his career before playing his first on home soil.

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