It was a case of so near yet so far for India and Jasprit Bumrah in the ongoing game against Australia at the World Cup. The India pace spearhead had given the team nearly the perfect start when he breached David Warner’s defence on his very first delivery of the game. But to his and his teammates’ dismay, the much-talked about zing bails did not come off.

On the first delivery of the second over, the ball hit the stumps pretty firmly. However the bails did not move off its groove. Bumrah, who had already started celebrating, watched in shock while Warner had a wry smile on his face. Well, India will be hoping that they do not pay a big price for the stubbornness of the bails.

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Jasprit Bumrah (Credits: Twitter)

This is the fourth time the bails have not come off after the ball hit the stumps in the ongoing World Cup. A couple of days ago, Chris Gayle had the last laugh when Mitchell Starc’s delivery hit his off-stump. Quinton de Kock had also earned a reprieve in the tournament-opener against England while  Dimuth Karunaratne edged a ball onto his stumps without the bails being dislodged.

Here is the clip where Jasprit Bumrah’s delivery hit the stumps but the bails did not come off:

India, meanwhile, have posted a mammoth total of 352 for 5 in the allotted 50 overs. Shikhar Dhawan starred with the bat by scoring a century while Kohli scored 82.

Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat first. Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma started cautiously before shifting gears. The two added 127 runs for the first wicket before Nathan Coulter-Nile dismissed Rohit to give Australia the much-needed breakthrough. Dhawan, Kohli, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni and KL Rahul then made sure to guide India to a mammoth total.