In the match’s fourth innings, Jasprit Bumrah delivered for Team India as England prepared to chase a mammoth total of 377 at Edgbaston.
His fantastic run of form on his leadership debut in all three formats shows no signs of stopping.
With a brilliant stint with the ball on the fourth day of the match, Jasprit Bumrah maintained his fantastic leadership debut in the ongoing fifth and final Test of the England-India series at Edgbaston. The Indian skipper resumed his stellar run of play at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham with an excellent stint as the hosts chased a lofty total of 377.
On the final day of the Test match, England seemed ready to attempt a record total at Edgbaston. With just 119 runs needed and seven wickets left, England was well-positioned for the game’s final day thanks to three half-centuries on Day 4. The hero of the English performance was Alex Lees, who teamed up with opener Zack Crawley to give the hosts a strong start with a partnership of 107 runs for the first wicket.
Jasprit Bumrah broke a long-standing record:
Bumrah came through for the squad when they required him the most by making a spectacular delivery to eliminate Crawley on the stroke of tea. The pressure is on the visitors, who are trying to win their first series on English soil since 2007.
Later, the Indian skipper struck to get rid of England’s third-best batter, Ollie Pope, on the first pitch after the tea break. With this dismissal, Jasprit Bumrah shattered a Kapil Dev record that had stood for 40 years and had been set during the 1981–82 season.
The dismissal of Pope marked Bumrah’s 23rd in the current series, the most ever for an Indian pacer versus England in a series. The Indian skipper had three wickets in the first innings and followed it up in the second with a sensational spell.