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Jasprit Bumrah And Rishabh Pant Break Records At The MCG
By CricShots - Dec 28, 2018 12:17 pm
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On Friday, the Australian cricket team was bundled out for a meager total of 151 in their first innings on day three of the third Test against India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) with the help of Jasprit Bumrah’s six for 33 orchestrating the hosts’ downfall.

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In his Test debut year, the young fast bowler now has registered five-wicket hauls in South Africa, England and now, in Australia to become the first Asian bowler to take a five-for in each of the aforementioned countries in a calendar year. He also eclipsed a 39-year-old record to become the highest wicket-taker by an Indian on debut in a calendar year with 45 wickets and counting.

Dilip Doshi had owned the record in 1970 when he scalped 40 wickets in his debut Test year. Venkatesh Prasad (achieved the feat in 1996) and Narendra Hirwani (achieved the feat in 1988) occupy the third and fourth place with 37 and 36 wickets respectively.

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Bumrah now also standing high in the all-time list for the most Test wickets in the debut year. Former Australia pacer Terry Alderman (achieved the feat in 1981) and West Indies pace legend Curtly Ambrose (achieved the feat in 1988) are second in the list with 42 wickets.

Indian bowlers with most Test wickets on debut in a calendar year

45: Jasprit Bumrah (2018) *

40: Dileep Doshi (1979)

37: Venkatest Prasad (1996)

36 Narendra Hirwani (1988)

Bumrah, who has been in phenomenal form this year across all formats, surpassed Doshi’s record, after taking three wickets on day three. He used the short ball to good effect and dismissed opener Marcus Harris for 22. He then returned to see the back of Shaun Marsh on the last ball before lunch with a beautiful slower yorker.

WATCH – Jasprit Bumrah Stunned Shaun Marsh With His Yorker

Travis Head was clean bowled with a 142kmph ripper, which swung back in late leaving Head beaten for pace. Australia captain Tim Paine and Pat Cummins were showing some grit, but Bumrah returned to break the 36-run partnership after he drew Paine with a good length delivering angling in towards off only for the batsman to edge it behind to Rishabh Pant.

Bumrah bamboozled Nathan Lyon with a mixture of pace and bounce. He followed his bouncer with a full rocket that trapped Nathan Lyon, who departed for a duck and in a similar way, he wrapped up Australia’s innings with the wicket of Josh Hazlewood, who was cleaned up for a duck to complete a fine bowling performance.

Here are some of the praise Bumrah received on Twitter: