Jasprit Bumrah Dismissed Pathum Nissanka On A No Ball
By CricShots - Mar 5, 2022 6:28 pm
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India finished their first innings outstandingly well declaring at 574/8 after winning the toss and decided to bat first, riding on the wicket-keeper batter, Rishabh Pant’s brilliant 96, and an unbeaten 175 from Ravindra Jadeja. The Indian bowlers then chipped in with two wickets with the spin duo of Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin accounting for skipper Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thrimanne respectively.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah

While the spinners getting assistance from the pitch, pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah also bowled decently and in fact, could have easily registered one more wicket under his belt had he not overstepped. Bumrah’s front foot no-ball issues have hurt the Indian team so many times in the past with Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman’s case being the most famous one during the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final.

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This happened in the 32nd over of the Sri Lankan innings. On the third ball, Jasprit Bumrah had bowled a dream slower delivery which was completely missed by Pathum Nissanka and it went on to hit on top of the stumps. Unfortunately, his celebrations were cut short in moments when the third umpire intervened and the replay showed that the speedster has bowled a no-ball. The batter got a reprieve while skipper Rohit Sharma expressed disappointment with a few facial gestures.

Here is the video of the dismissal:

Even though Jasprit Bumrah was unsuccessful on that occasion, he did eventually go on to bag his first wicket of the contest when the Indian quick trapped the senior Sri Lankan all-rounder plumb in front of the wicket for 22.

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As this is written, the visitors have lost four wickets after crossing the 100-run mark with Pathum Nissanka and the middle-order batter Charith Asalanka being at the crease as they look to rebuild the Lankan innings in order to reduce their huge first-innings deficit. Senior off-spinner, R Ashwin is the pick of the bowlers with two wickets. Bumrah and Jadeja have also picked up a wicket each.