Jasprit Bumrah has given India just the start they would have hoped for as they look to bowl England out inside less than two sessions on Day 5 at Lord’s after having set them a target of 272. Considering the bad light and their own fragile batting line-up, the chase is out of the way for the hosts, and their best wish would be to escape with a draw.
Jasprit Bumrah, after scoring 34 runs in the 89-run ninth-wicket stand with Mohammed Shami which propelled India to an almost unlosable situation, started the bowling with a bang, dismissing Rory Burns, for a duck, for the second time in the series inside the first over.
After three balls – two legal and a no-ball, on and outside the off-stump, Jasprit Bumrah, what could be said, erred in his line: a length delivery well outside the leg-stump. However, a delivery which Burns should have easily played on the leg side brought his downfall: with Bumrah’s inward angle, the left-hander was forced to play it.
The ball climbed on his body on the leg stump and Burns hung his bat out to tap it, but was a bit early in it; the ball took the leading edge and flew to Mohammed Siraj, who took a dolly at short cover.
Burns stood in disbelief as Jasprit Bumrah roared in delight, so did the slip cordon and the Indian fans in the Lord’s crowd exulted.
Watch: Jasprit Bumrah draws first blood in England’s second innings
Early wicket needed 🤞
Early wicket provided 💪
Bumrah strikes on the fourth ball of the innings to dismiss Burns 💥
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Before this Bumrah and Shami had taken India to a position where they are unlikely to lose barring a miraculous chase from the hosts. India lost Rishabh Pant and Ishant Sharma early in the day to the new ball, but the two pacers survived the burst from Mark Wood and then cashed in on Moeen Ali and the rest of the England pacers as they went awry with their tactics.