Boomball: Fans overjoyed after Jasprit Bumrah hits Stuart Broad for most expensive over in Test cricket

Jasprit Bumrah smashed his way to a 35-run over against Stuart Broad in the fag end of the Indian innings. This was the most expensive over bowled in Test cricket after surpassing Brian Lara’s assault on Robin Petersen.

Jasprit Bumrah hits a six against Stuart Broad. (Courtesy: Reuters)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • India put on 416 runs in the 1st innings
  • Bumrah surpassed Brian Lara’s record
  • Stuart Broad’s over brought back memories of Yuvraj Singh

Indian captain Jasprit Bumrah played the cameo of a lifetime hitting Stuart Broad for 35 runs in a single over in the fifth Test match between India and England at Edgbaston. Just as when England were hoping to wrap up the Indian tail, Bumrah hit back with back to back pull shots off Broad who kept getting hammered away through the leg side.

Bumrah’s assault had Indian fans in splits as they brought back the memories of Yuvraj Singh’s assault on Broad back in the T20 World Cup in 2007.

Stand-in captain for the Test match due to Rohit Sharma’s illness, Bumrah walked into bat after the departure of Mohammad Shami. India by then had already secured the required score of 375+ runs, but Bumrah took a liking to Broad’s terrible lengths and kept smashing him for boundaries across the park. A hapless Broad could not believe what was happening and could do nothing but laugh at what just unfolded in front of his eyes.

At the end of the Indian innings, Bumrah remained not out for 29 runs off just 14 balls, taking India over the 400-run mark.

Earlier in the innings, it was Rishabh Pant who began the initial assault hitting a stunning 146 in 111 balls. It was later carried on by Ravindra Jadeja who himself completed his century early on Day 2 as well. From there it was just about adding more runs, and the captain finished things in style, taking a massive momentum into bowl.

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