India vs England: After the legendary all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja’s century, on the strength of Indian captain Jasprit Bumrah with the bat and ball, India consolidated their position by sending England’s top three batsmen to the pavilion on the rain-affected second day of the fifth cricket Test on Saturday. Bumrah took all three of England’s opening wickets after making a record with the bat, leaving the hosts struggling at 60 for three at tea break.
In Birmingham Test, the game is playing more rain than the player.
In the opening session of the day, Bumrah caught Alex Lees (six for six), Jack Crowley (9) and Ollie Pope (10) in the second session at slips off the ‘seventh’ ball of his third and sixth overs. Caught by Shubman Gill while Pope was caught by Shreyas Iyer. Tea break was declared as the game was stopped for the third time in the day. Joe Root, who were in rhythm at the time, and Jonny Bairstow were on six. .
India strong on the strength of Jasprit Bumrah
Bumrah played an unbeaten knock of 31 runs in 16 balls and the fire from his bat will be remembered by the Edgbaston audience for years. He took a record 29 runs with the bat in one over of Stuart Broad while 35 runs were scored in that over including six extras. In his first match as captain, Bumrah broke Brian Lara’s 18-year-old record for the most runs in an over in a Test match, scoring 28 runs.
Bumrah used the bat like a sword
Bumrah used the bat like a sword and hit Broad for four fours and two sixes. India’s ninth, tenth and 11th number batsmen contributed 93 runs. In the morning, Jadeja started the day with care and completed his fourth century and he hit 13 fours in his innings. Jadeja, who took 2500 runs and 242 wickets in Test cricket, can be considered as India’s best all-rounder after Kapil Dev. His batting average in Test cricket is more than 37. James Anderson took five wickets for 60 runs for England. The next month, Anderson, who turned 40, took five or more wickets for the 32nd time in a Test innings. During this, Broad completed 550 Test wickets.