Fired Up Japsprit Bumrah Sends Ben Duckett’s Off StumpFor A Cartwheel
By CricShots - Jan 27, 2024 1:28 pm
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India’s pace leader, Jasprit Bumrah, displayed remarkable resilience and determination on the third day of the first Test against England in Hyderabad. After India missed a crucial DRS opportunity for an lbw decision against Ben Duckett, Bumrah responded with a fierce delivery that shattered Duckett’s stumps.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah cleaned up Ben Duckett

The turning point occurred when Bumrah’s in-swinging delivery had Duckett trapped in front of the stumps, reaching a speed of 140.3 kph. Despite a vehement lbw appeal, India chose not to review the umpire’s decision. Subsequent ball-tracking revealed that the ball would have hit the leg stump, emphasizing the missed opportunity for India.

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Undeterred by the setback, Bumrah showcased his mental resilience in the very next over. Unleashing an even faster delivery at 142.4 kph, he induced significant inward movement off the seam. Duckett, attempting to drive the ball, failed to anticipate the swing and was left beaten on the inside edge. The result was a spectacular delivery crashing into the off-stump, dismissing Duckett for a hard-fought 47 runs off 52 balls.

Bumrah’s reaction reflected a mix of intense relief and triumph as he punched the air and roared in celebration. The missed DRS opportunity did not shake his focus, and the crowd echoed his enthusiasm as India continued to dominate the Test match with a substantial lead of 190 runs over England’s first-innings total.

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In the opening hour, India added 15 runs to their overnight score, ultimately reaching a total of 436 before being bowled out. England’s captain, Joe Root, emerged as the standout performer with bowling figures of 4 for 79, contributing significantly to India’s loss of the final three wickets without adding further runs. As the teams headed for lunch, Ben Duckett’s impactful innings and Ollie Pope’s resilient batting kept England in the contest.