England pacer Stuart Broad registered another unwanted record in international cricket as he bowled a 35-run over against Jasprit Bumrah on Day 2 of the fifth and final Test in Edgbaston between England and India.
The over is the most expensive one in the history of Test cricket, breaking the previous record of 28 runs conceded by R Peterson, James Anderson, and Joe Root on different occasions.
It also tilted the momentum of the Test towards the Indian side, helping them go past the 400-run mark in the process. After overnight batter Ravindra Jadeja reached his century and fell to James Anderson, India was down at 377/9.
England would have hoped to keep the total below the 400-mark but Bumrah had other ideas. Broad decided to opt for the short ball ploy, something they had tested in the previous tour as well.
It backfired massively, with Bumrah hooking each and every delivery, getting top edges in the process, and also managing to middle a few. The over also included a wayward delivery over the head that went for five wides.
A whopping 34 runs had come off the first five balls before Bumrah decided to keep the strike off the last ball and take a single. With that, Broad now holds the record for the most expensive over in Tests and T20Is (36 against Yuvraj Singh).
Watch Stuart Broad’s 35-run over here:
BOOM BOOM BUMRAH IS ON FIRE WITH THE BAT 🔥🔥
3️⃣5️⃣ runs came from that Broad over 👉🏼 The most expensive over in the history of Test cricket 🤯
— Sony Sports Network (@SonySportsNetwk) July 2, 2022