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Dinesh Karthik Hails Jasprit Bumrah’s Spell: A Game-Changer In IND vs ENG Test
By CricShots - Jan 27, 2024 5:01 pm
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Jasprit Bumrah left an indelible mark on Day 3 of the thrilling IND vs ENG 1st Test in Hyderabad, earning accolades from veteran wicketkeeper and active commentator Dinesh Karthik. The Indian pacer orchestrated a spectacular display of bowling, securing two crucial wickets in quick succession after lunch to dismantle England’s batting lineup.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah cleaned up Ben Duckett

At a juncture where England had comfortably crossed the 100-run mark in the second innings with just one wicket down, Bumrah emerged as the game-changer. In a stunning display of his prowess, he dismissed Ben Duckett (47) and Joe Root (6) in consecutive overs, unleashing an aggressive celebration that ignited the crowd at Hyderabad. His attacking style and lethal pace earned him praise from experts and fans alike, proving instrumental in providing breakthroughs for Team India.

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Dinesh Karthik, in particular, was effusive in his admiration for Jasprit Bumrah’s brilliance during that crucial session between lunch and tea. Taking to Twitter, Karthik expressed that the spell was all about Bumrah’s genius, highlighting the challenge any batter would face against such an exceptional bowler.

“That session between lunch and tea was all about Jasprit BUMRAH and his genius. What a bowler in any format. Any batter would’ve struggled to play that spell,” wrote Karthik on Twitter.

 

While Bumrah had already made an impact with two wickets in the first innings, his devastating spell in the second innings showcased his ability to consistently provide breakthroughs for India. Despite England’s recovery, led by Ollie Pope’s century, the Indian bowlers continued to apply pressure.

In the first innings, after winning the toss, England posted a total of 246-10 with Ben Stokes contributing a fifty. Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja played pivotal roles, each clinching three wickets to trouble the English batters.

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India responded with an impressive total of 436-10, featuring powerful knocks from Yashasvi Jaiswal (80), KL Rahul (86), and Ravindra Jadeja (87). Joe Root emerged as the most successful bowler for England, claiming four wickets.

As the Test match unfolded, England showed resilience in the second innings, surpassing the 190-run mark set by Team India. Ollie Pope led the charge, crossing 130 runs, while the Indian bowlers strategized to outplay the determined English batsmen in a bid to secure a favorable outcome.