Jasprit Bumrah moves past Brian Lara in a Test record in batting￼
India’s stand-in skipper Jasprit Bumrah smashes 29 runs to a hapless Stuart Broad in a single over to create a world record for maximum runs in 6 balls in Test cricket.
India’s stand-in skipper Jasprit Bumrah smashes 29 runs to a hapless Stuart Broad in a single over to create a world record for maximum runs in 6 balls in Test cricket, beating the all-time legend Brian Lara’s record by one run.
The world record of Brian Lara stood for 18 years; he had hit the South African left-arm spinner Robin Peterson for 28 runs in a single over in Test cricket back in 2003-04, which included four boundaries and two maximums in six balls.
Former Australian batter George Bailey had also hit 28 runs in an over but he has left behind Brian Lara in terms of boundaries count.
Broad does not have a decent past with India in terms of most runs conceded in an over. Yuvraj Singh, the former Indian left-hand batter smashed six sixes to Broad in an over in the inaugural season of the T20 World Cup in 2007.
The veteran pacer gave away 35 runs in the 84th overs in the first innings of the fifth scheduled Test match at Edgbaston. There were six extra runs followed by five wides and a no-ball.
Bumrah was unbeaten on 31 off 16 balls with four boundaries and two maximums. It started with a mistimed boundary and in frustration; the 36-year-old bowled a bouncer that went for five wides.
The next ball was short-pitched delivery that got the top edge of Bumrah to give away seven runs including a no-ball.
The next three balls went for boundaries in different directions, one at mid-on, one through the fine leg, and the last one through mid-wicket.
To add more insult to his injuries, Bumrah uses the proverbial “Bazball” (English cricket’s current buzzword that emphasizes the attacking intent brought about by new coach Brendon McCullum) and hit a six over deep mid-wicket.
India finished their first innings score of 416, with a superb hundred from Rishabh Pant (146) and a decent ton from Jadeja (104).
Meanwhile, the former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri said what he saw from Jasprit Bumrah was “Bizarre”.
“Now don’t tell me I was again on the mic when 35 runs were scored. I thought I had seen it all, but not really. 36 (runs) from Yuvraj; 36 I had hit myself,”said Shastri.
“And today what I saw was bizarre, it is something you would have never imagined. World record from Jasprit Bumrah, batting at number 10 as captain of India for the first time, going past Lara, George Bailey, Keshav Maharaj,”added Shastri, who was on the mic when Yuvraj had hit six maximums in an over in the 2007 T20 World Cup.
“29 off the over. The bowler is the same, who Yuvraj hit for six sixes – Stuart Broad, going for that many. And the entire over went for 35, which is a world record. The previous highest was 28.
“You feel you have seen everything, but you must realize you are still a student of the game, something will surprise you on another day. But what I saw today was something absolutely bizarre. Jasprit Bumrah breaking the world record, getting 29 off his bat in a 35-run over,”said Shastri.