ENG vs IND: Jasprit Bumrah completes 100 wickets across SENA countries, joins league of Kapil Dev, Anil Kumble
ENG vs IND: Jasprit Bumrah, an exceptional pacer who has played against SENA (South Africa, England, New Zealand, and Australia) nations on their soil, has taken 100 Test wickets, making him the sixth Indian bowler to do so.
At Edgbaston during the fifth and final Test against England, the star bowler reached the milestone. Bumrah reached the milestone after clean bowling well-positioned opener Zak Crawley for 46 in the 22nd over of the fourth session on Day 4. When Crawley misjudged the ball, his bails flew off. After that, he promptly referred to an Ollie Pope in good standing as a duck.
Currently, Bumrah has 101 wickets in SENA nations. He joins Anil Kumble (141), Ishant Sharma (130), Zaheer Khan (119), Mohammed Shami (119), and Kapil Dev (119) as Indian bowlers to break the landmark. He also has 100 SENA wickets, becoming the fifth Indian pacer to do so.
The majority of his wickets have come from England among the four nations. He has taken a total of 37 wickets in nine games played in England, with an average of 25.18 and an economy rate of 2.67. His 5/64 bowling average is his best in English conditions.
The top Indian pacer continues to favour Australia as a target since in seven games there, he has taken 32 wickets at an average of 21.25 and a 2.47 economy rate. He made the most of the Australian conditions by turning in his best bowling statistics of 6/33.
He has participated in six matches in South Africa, taking 26 wickets. These have been offered for a median price of 24.38 and a 2.92 economy rate. His 7/111 bowling average is his best here.
Bumrah has had the most restricted success and played the fewest number of Tests in New Zealand. He has six wickets in two Tests, at an average of 31.66 and a 3.08 economy rate. His 3/62 bowling average is among the best in the nation.
With regard to the game, India has set a 378-point objective for England.
After skipper Ben Stokes led from the front, taking four wickets to bowl out India for 245 in the second innings as the visitors set a 378-run total for the hosts, Alex Lees and Zak Crawley of England’s opening pair forged a century partnership.
At 229/7 when the post-lunch session resumed, Mohammed Shami was bowled for 13 by English captain Ben Stokes, leaving India at 229/7. The hosts lost their ninth wicket for 236 as a result of the England captain’s dismissal of first-innings centurion Ravindra Jadeja, who sliced the ball onto his stumps for 23. From that point on, there was no turning back for the captain of England.
To bowl out India for 245, Stokes got rid of Indian captain Jasprit Bumrah in his subsequent over for seven.
England needed a strong start to their chase of a large total, and their openers Alex Lees and Zak Crawley delivered by hitting runs quickly. The pair combined for 50 runs, with southpaw Lees being the more aggressive of the two. He then took just 44 balls to reach his half-century.
As they continued, the opening pair of Lees-Crawley lowered the target to under 300.
The opening combination was not broken despite the efforts of Indian skipper Jasprit Bumrah. He used all of the bowlers Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, and left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja.
In order to put pressure back on India, the pair led the team to the triple-figure point. When it appeared that India was losing the game, its captain Bumrah struck, taking down Zak Crawley for 46. In order to win with nine wickets in hand, the hosts required 271 more runs. After losing their first wicket for 107, and this number held steady until tea.
With Cheteshwar Pujara (50*) and Rishabh Pant (30*) at the crease, India began the Day at 125/3.