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WATCH: Jasprit Bumrah takes his first 5-wicket haul in India; wreaks havoc in first innings of pink-ball Test against Sri Lanka

The pacer registered figures of 10-4-24-5 as Sri Lanka were bowled out on 109 in first innings. 

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 14 March 2022 10:16 am

On a spinning-track at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, Jasprit Bumrah became the unlikely hero for India against Sri Lanka. Having put up a total of 252 runs on board in first innings, the onus was on the spin trio of Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel to do the job for home side. But much to everyone’s surprise, it was Bumrah who wreaked havoc with his fiery bowling.

The right-arm pacer seemed to be enjoying bowling with the pink-ball as he bowled a magical spell, registering his maiden 5-wicket haul in India, his 8th in Test cricket. He registered figures of 10-4-24-5 as Sri Lanka were bowled out on 109 in first innings.

Sensational bowling from Boom Boom Bumrah!

After the Indian pacer had dismissed Kusal Mendis and Lahiru Thirimanne with perfect line and length bowling, he sent Angelo Mathews back to pavilion with an exceptional change-of-pace delivery. On the morning of Day 2, he reached the milestone by taking the wickets of Lasith Embuldeniya and Niroshan Dickwella through ferocious bouncers.

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Bumrah completes 300 wickets in international cricket

The 28-year-old has been absolutely exceptional for India ever since he made his debut. With his impressive spell of bowling in Bengaluru, Bumrah has now entered an elite club of Indian pacers having 300 wickets in international cricket.

Most wickets by pacers for India in international cricket:

Kapil Dev – 687

Zaheer Khan – 597

Javagal Srinath – 551

Ishant Sharma – 434

Mohd. Shami – 380

Ajit Agarkar – 349

Irfan Pathan – 301

Jasprit Bumrah – 300

The pacer has 67 scalps in 57 T20Is, 113 wickets in 70 ODIs and 120 dismissals in 29* Test matches in what has been a sensational international career so far for him.

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