Team India’s bowlers did a phenomenal job on Day 5 in the fourth innings to bowl out England at 210 and winning the 4th Test by 157 runs. One of the major highlights of India’s bowling was Jasprit Bumrah’s spell post-lunch, wherein he picked two major wickets of Ollie Pope and Jonny Bairstow, after which the English batting lineup fell like a house of cards. In the 65th over, while Bumrah was bowling to Joe Root and Ollie Pope, English commentator Michael Atherton made a prediction that Bumrah should bowl a pacy inswinger to dismiss Ollie Pope and the Indian pacer did exactly the same and bowled out the English batsman with his classic owling performance. Pope got beaten by Bumrah’s pace and the ball shattered the stumps to dismiss the batsman.
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Jasprit Bumrah becomes the fastest Indian pacer to reach 100 Test wickets
India’s key pacer Jasprit Bumrah added another feather to his cap by becoming the fastest Indian pacer to reach 100 Test wickets. Bumrah has successfully surpassed the record of India’s legendary pacer Kapil Dev, who achieved this feat in 25 Test innings. However, Bumrah has etched his name in history by achieving this massive feat in his 24th game. Besides, he has also become the Indian bowler with the best average to reach 100 Test wickets. His current bowling average- 22.45 is the best ever recorded average in Indian Test cricket.
The pacer also went on to reveal that he had a conversation with the Indian skipper to hand him the ball post-lunch. “It's obviously very important to create pressure and we thought it's an important phase. So, I went up to him and told him that I think we should start well and try to create some pressure,” Bumrah expressed. He further added that the mindset post-lunch was to create a lot of pressure and start off really well. The 27-year-old kept his word and bowled a phenomenal spell which was one of the game-changing moments on Day 5.
Bumrah, who started off this series with 97 wickets to his name, has now successfully achieved a massive feat by becoming the fastest Indian pacer to reach 100 wickets in red-ball cricket.