Last Update on: July 4th, 2022 at 10:55 am
Former Indian player Wasim Jaffer said Stuart Broad wouldn’t have mattered if a proper batter would have smashed him. It was a mixed feeling for the Indian pacer on a day when he saw everything. First, he picked the wicket of Mohammed Shami to complete 550 scalps in Test cricket only to bring him India’s stand-in skipper Jasprit Bumrah at the crease.
Bumrah was watchful as long as centurion Ravindra Jadeja (104) was batting for India, once James Anderson crashed into the allrounder’s stumps, Bumrah switched his gears. The Indian pacer smashed England pacer Stuart Broad for 29 runs in the 84th over of the Indian innings. Broad made things worse by conceding a no-ball and five wides to end up bowling a 35-run over, the most expensive in the history of Test cricket.
These are the two records Stuard Broad definitely won’t be proud of: Wasim Jaffer
Bumrah carted four boundaries and a couple of sixes in the destructive over to break the joint-highest record of Brian Lara and George Bailey to score most runs in an over in red-ball cricket. Both Lara (vs Robin Peterson in 2003) and Bailey (vs James Anderson in 2013) scored 28 runs in an over.
Broad now holds the unwanted record of conceding most runs in Test and T20I cricket. In the 2007 T20 World Cup, Broad was hammered for six sixes in an over by Yuvraj Singh in Durban.
“These are the two records Stuard Broad definitely won’t be proud of, especially because Jasprit Bumrah has one of them. You don’t mind when a batter hits you for runs,” Jaffer said on ESPNcricinfo.
Jasprit Bumrah’s innings was very important: Wasim Jaffer
Bumrah remained unbeaten on 31 to power India’s first-innings total to 416 and later toppled England’s top-order with the ball. Bumrah got wickets of Alex Lees, Zak Crawley and Ollie Pope as England were reduced to 84 for five at the close of the second day.
“The way Jasprit Bumrah batted, bowled and whatever we have seen [of his captaincy], including how he talked with the other bowlers, has been very impressive and good to watch. And what a good innings it was! Indian tails aren’t known for contributing a lot but it was brilliant today. A 400-run target gives you a mental edge and Jasprit Bumrah’s innings was very important in that regard,” Jaffer said.
All India needs is a draw in the Edgbaston Test to win their first Test series in England since 2007.
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