Stuart Broad Concedes 35 Runs in an over
Stuart Broad Concedes 35 Runs in an over PC- Twitter

Veteran England National Cricket Team pacer James Anderson backed his teammate Stuart Broad, who registered an unwanted record of conceding most runs in an over in Test cricket history on Day 2 of the rescheduled Test against India National Cricket Team on July 2.

In India’s first innings, captain Jasprit Bumrah played a cameo knock with the bat to help his team score in the excess of 400 runs. He broke the record held by Brian Lara, George Bailey and Keshav Maharaj for scoring the most runs in an over in Test cricket by smashing 29 runs in a 35-run over from Stuart Broad.

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Jasprit Bumrah
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The 35-run over bowled by the England pacer is the most expensive over in the history of Test cricket and he broke the previous record of 28 runs conceded by R Peterson, James Anderson, and Joe Root on different occasions.

Also, Broad now holds the record for conceding most runs in an over in both Test and T20I cricket as he got smashed by legendary India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh for six sixes in a T20I game in 2007.

I thought it was pretty unlucky – James Anderson

James Anderson
James Anderson. (Photo: Twitter)

Speaking after the day’s play, Anderson talked about Broad’s over and said that the pacer was pretty unlucky to go for 35 runs and with the luck on his side he would have dismissed Bumrah.

“Yeah, it is just one of those things. On another day one of those top edges goes straight to hand. If that gets taken nobody talks about the over,” said James Anderson in a post-match press conference.

“I thought it was pretty unlucky. There are plenty of top edges, and a couple of good shots but that’s the plan Ben wanted Broady to go with. Broady stuck to it and on another day when the luck was with Stuart an edge probably would have gone to hand,” he added.

Anderson, who is the leading wicket-taker amongst pacers in Test history, further said that bowling to tailenders can be very tricky sometimes.

“Sometimes it can be easier to bowl at top-order bats, to be honest. I do remember a few balls to Siraj: he tried to hit two out of the ground and the next one played a perfect forward defence. It can be tricky to get into a rhythm against them. You’ve just got to try and back yourself that your best ball will get them out eventually,” he added.

Stuart Broad
Stuart Broad. (Photo: Twitter)

Also Read: Robin Peterson Reacts After Stuart Broad Breaks His Unwanted Record For Most Expensive Over In Test Cricket

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