4 Feb 2024

Jasprit Bumrah Broke This Record with Outstanding Performance in 2nd Test against England

On Saturday, Jasprit Bumrah showcased his bowling prowess, causing significant disruption for the England batting lineup in the ongoing second Test match in Visakhapatnam. The right-arm fast bowler delivered a stellar performance, securing figures of 6 for 45 in 15.5 overs.Bumrah's impeccable display, featuring swinging deliveries and precise toe-crushing yorkers, made it a challenging day for the England batters. This remarkable spell also marked a historic achievement for Bumrah in Indian cricket.

Bumrah became fastest Indian pacer to reach 150 Test wickets

In terms of both balls bowled and games played, Bumrah became the fastest Indian pacer to reach 150 Test wickets, accomplishing this feat in his 34th Test match. He stands as the first Indian pacer to achieve 150 Test wickets in fewer than 35 matches. By the conclusion of Saturday's play, Bumrah's tally reached 152 Test wickets.

Bumrah's milestone came after delivering 6781 balls in Test cricket, making him the fastest among Indian pacers. Umesh Yadav holds the second position with 7661 balls, while Mohammed Shami and Kapil Dev follow with 7755 and 8378 balls, respectively.

The 30-year-old etched his name in history by dismissing England's skipper Ben Stokes on the second day of the second Test. In the 50th over, Bumrah's yorker sent Stokes back to the pavilion with 47 runs to his name.

During England's first innings, the vice-captain exhibited a magical spell, claiming six wickets while conceding only 45 runs.

Bumrah surpassed Kapil Dev 

Adding to his list of accomplishments, Bumrah surpassed Kapil Dev on Saturday by dismissing the opposition's third, fourth, fifth, and sixth batters in an innings during a Test in India. Kapil Dev had set the record in 1983 against West Indies in Ahmedabad with a remarkable spell of 9/83.

Having made his Test debut in 2018 against South Africa, Bumrah has participated in 64 Test innings across 34 Tests, accumulating a total of 152 wickets.

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