Jasprit Bumrah, on Sunday, further enhanced his reputation with a sensational and historic spell against West Indies in the first Test. India thrashed West Indies by 318 runs to take a one-nil lead in the two-match series. Bumrah was the star of the show, picking up a sensational five-wicket haul to help India win the game.
After setting a big 419-run target, India bowled out West Indies for just 100 to win the game by 318 runs and register their biggest away win. Bumrah rattled through the top order, attacking the stumps relentlessly in a devastating spell. He had his first breakthrough when he had opener Kraigg Brathwaite caught behind for one in his first over.
Just minutes later, West Indies were five down for just 15. Jasprit Bumrah received good support from his senior teammate Ishant Sharma who finished with 3 for 31. West Indies were reeling at 50 for 9 before the last wicket stand of 50 between Miguel Cummins and Kemar Roach gave some respectability to the total. Roach slogged three sixes in one over off spinner Ravindra Jadeja and top-scored for West Indies with 38.
Jasprit Bumrah, nonetheless, entered the record books with his fourth five-wicket haul in Tests. He became the first Indian bowler to take five-wicket haul in Australia, England, South Africa and West Indies. In fact, he is the first-ever bowler from Asia to take five-wicket hauls in these four countries
He had claimed 5/54 against South Africa in the Johannesburg Test before putting a similar show in Trent Bridge against England where he bagged the figures of 5/85. Towards the end of 2018, he picked up 6/33 against Australia in Melbourne.
“I am feeling very good,” said Jasprit Bumrah after his sensational spell.
“A lot of hard work goes into my delivery. I used to bowl the inswinger earlier, but the more Test matches I’ve played, I’ve gotten more confident to bowl the outswinger,” he added.