Stuart Broad of England may have 550 career wickets in the longest format of the game, but on Saturday, the seasoned bowler bowled the most expensive over in Test cricket history by allowing 35 runs in the 84th over of the innings.
The boundaries continued to flow as a result of Broad’s decision to bowl short deliveries and Jasprit Bumrah’s continued effort as captain on his first outing. Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja, among others, could not stop giggling in the Indian dressing room as Bumrah continued to hammer Broad.
India Posts More Than 400 Courtesy Of Jasprit Bumrah’s Cameo
In the 84th over, Broad gave up 35 runs by allowing 4, 5, wides, 6, (no-ball), 4, 4, 4, 6, and 1. It is significant to remember that Stuart Broad has the most costly T20I over and that Yuvraj Singh destroyed him for six sixes during the 2007 T20 World Cup.
Before Broad, the most costly over in Test cricket belonged to South African Robin Peterson and Englishman James Anderson, who each went for 28 runs. Peterson gave up these many runs against the West Indies in 2003 when Brian Lara took him to the task. Anderson gave up 28 runs to Australia’s George Bailey in 2013.
Soon after Peterson posted a tweet reacting to the belting Broad took from Bumrah. He wrote, “Sad to lose my record today 😜 oh well, records are made to be broken I guess. Onto the next one.”
Sad to lose my record today 😜 oh well, records are made to be broken I guess. Onto the next one 🏏 #ENGvIND
— Robin John Peterson (@robbie13flair) July 2, 2022
In the first innings of the ongoing Edgbaston Test, India was dismissed for 416. India’s Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja each scored hundreds, while England’s James Anderson claimed five wickets. Before rain played spoilsport on the 2nd consecutive day of the Match, Bumrah clean bowled Alex Lees to get India their first breakthrough of the innings.
For Team India, Pant scored 146 while Jadeja scored 104. India presently holds a 2-1 advantage in the five-match Test series.