Jasprit Bumrah claimed his third five-wicket haul to wrap up Australia’s first innings on 151 on day three of the third Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Friday.
Bumrah picked the wickets of Marcus Harris, Shaun Marsh, Travis Head, Tim Paine, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood to become the first Asian bowler to take a five-wicket haul in Australia, England and South Africa in the same calendar year.
The 25-year-old waded into the Australian batting lineup with figures of 6-33, the best for an Indian fast bowler Down Under since 1985. These are also the career-best figures for Bumrah in Test cricket. He claimed 5-54 against South Africa at the Wanderers stadium in January this year.
With 45 wickets to his name, Bumrah also surpassed Dileep Doshi to register most wickets for India in his debut Test year. In 1979, Dileep Doshi took 40 wickets in his debut Test year, which was a record until Bumrah broke it in 2018.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Australia ke liye Pain ,
Jasprit Bumrah this years biggest gain.
What a great effort from India to bowl out Australia for 151.
I pray the weather stays well and India win this MCG Test for the brilliant cricket they have played #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/Oy2vEC7nPF
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 28, 2018
India have found a treasure in Jasprit Bumrah. So young and already so accomplished.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 28, 2018
— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) December 28, 2018
Might b debatable but for me the best bowler across all formats and conditions…. Jasprit Bumrah…. You beauty 🙌🙌#AUSvIND
— Deep Dasgupta (@DeepDasgupta7) December 28, 2018
A late entry into bowling performances of the year from Jasprit Bumrah #AUSvIND
— Andrew McGlashan (@andymcg_cricket) December 28, 2018
T 3041 – AAAHAHAAAAAAAA !!!! Well done Virat and team India .. ठोक दिया कंगारू को .. Bumrah तूने तो गुमराह कर दिया इन Aussies को .. और यार Kangaroo, तू न , पंगा मत लिया कर भारत से । जिस दिन हमारी खोपड़ी सटकली , यही हषर होगा !! 👏👏👍🤣🤣🤣
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) December 28, 2018
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) December 28, 2018
— VINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) December 28, 2018
— Adam Collins (@collinsadam) December 28, 2018
— Rahul Sharma (@ImRahulSharma3) December 28, 2018
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) December 28, 2018
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) December 28, 2018
What an outstanding bowling effort from India and a really special effort from Jasprit Bumrah. He has been the best bowler on display across both sides by some distance and has put India in a really dominating position #AusvInd pic.twitter.com/sP3A05b4Ti
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 28, 2018
As good a day of fast bowling as you can see … @Jaspritbumrah93 is outstanding !! He should have got a bag full in Perth but gets his rewards in Melbourne … The Aussies batting once again fails under pressure … Technically so poor … #AUSvIND
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) December 28, 2018