T20 World Cup 2024
Jasprit Bumrah’s Masterstroke: Dismisses Phil Salt with a Smart Delivery
By CricShots - Jun 28, 2024 1:10 am
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Jasprit Bumrah clean bowled the dangerous Phil Salt with a slower delivery to put India in the driver’s seat against England in the semifinal of the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2024.Β Chasing a target of 172 runs, England began on a positive note with Jos Buttler and Phil Salt adding 26 runs in the first three overs.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah cleaned up Phil Salt

However, India got the much-needed early breakthrough when Axar Patel dismissed the in-form England captain on the very first ball of his spell. Buttler attempted a reverse sweep but ended up miscuing it, resulting in an easy catch behind the stumps for Rishabh Pant.

In the very next over, Jasprit Bumrah strengthened India’s position by dismissing Phil Salt with a brilliant delivery. Bumrah completely outfoxed the England opener with a slower ball. It was an off-cutter aimed at the off-stump, and Salt, unable to pick the variation, went for a big shot too early. The ball crashed into the stumps, sending Salt back to the pavilion.

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At the time of writing, England were struggling at 46 for 4 in the 8th over. After the openers were dismissed, Axar Patel continued to wreak havoc by removing Jonny Bairstow in the sixth over. Patel struck again in the 8th over, dismissing Moeen Ali and putting India firmly in control.

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Earlier in the match, India posted a total of 171 for 7 after being asked to bat first. Despite losing Virat Kohli (9) and Rishabh Pant (4) cheaply inside the powerplay, Rohit Sharma (57) and Suryakumar Yadav (47) steadied the innings with a crucial 73-run partnership.

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Contributions from Hardik Pandya (23) and Ravindra Jadeja (17*) in the later stages ensured that India reached a competitive total. For England, Chris Jordan was the standout bowler, claiming 3 for 37. The winner of this semi-final clash will face South Africa in the final on Saturday, June 29.