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Jasprit Bumrah Smashes 29 Runs In One Over Of Stuart Broad
By CricShots - Jul 2, 2022 4:32 pm
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Teh veteran English fast bowler, Stuart Broad bowled the most expensive over in the history of Test cricket as he conceded 35 runs in an over during Day 2 of the ongoing rescheduled fifth Test between India and England at Edgbaston In Birmingham on Saturday. Incidentally, 29 of those runs were smashed by India’s stand-in skipper, Jasprit Bumrah, who struck three fours and two sixes in the over.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah played a captain’s knock

Jasprit Bumrah got a top edge on the hook for a four at fine-leg off the first ball before Broad’s bouncer went over wicketkeeper Sam Billings for five wides. Seven runs came off the third ball as Broad bowled a no-ball and Bumrah top-edged the pull shot and it went over the third man for six. The Indian captain then smashed three consecutive fours as one came off on a full toss through mid-on, then inside-edged a four to fine leg before smashing one to the square leg boundary and tumbling over.

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On the next delivery, Jasprit Bumrah played a pull shot for a six over deep backward square leg to make it the most expensive over in Test cricket. There was finally some respite for Broad off the last ball as Bumrah dug out a yorker and hurried for a single.

The record for the most expensive over in Test cricket was previously held by Brian Lara, who smashed 28 runs (4 6 6 4 4 4) off South African Robin Peterson in December 2003.

Here is the video of the forgettable over from Stuart Broad:

Earlier on Day 1, there was an enthralling batting display from Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja. The experienced pacer, James Anderson showed his class with the new ball and he bowled 15 of the first 35 overs of the day. He picked up three wickets, on the other hand, Matthew Potts chipped in with a couple of wickets to leave India reeling at India 98 for 5. Then Rishabh Pant gave the hosts a taste of their own medicine.

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In a sensible way, Rishabh Pant came out all guns blazing as he smashed 146 off just 111 balls, and along with Ravindra Jadeja helped India 320 for 5. England struck back with a couple of wickets, and while it felt India dominated the day, England would have believed they could’ve bundled India out under 350, but Indian eventually reach the score of 416.

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