Jasprit Bumrah produced a fiery spell of fast bowling on Day 4 of the first Test between West Indies and India in Antigua.
After Ben Stokes came up with one of the best Test knocks ever in an Ashes effort at Headingley, Bumrah gave cricket fans a lot to cherish by rattling the timber at will at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.
The Indian speedster completed his first spell with astonishing figures of 8-4-7-5. He picked his 4th 5-wicket haul in Tests and powered to their first win in the inaugural edition of ICC World Test Championship.
Bumrah has now claimed 5-wicket hauls in all the overseas countries he has toured. He is the first Asian bowler to take a five-wicket haul in South Africa, England, Australia, and the West Indies. His spell of 5/7 in the cheapest 5-for for an Indian bowler.
The 25-year-old pacer started it all by removing Kraigg Brathwaite with the one that left the right-hander. He then came up with an inswinging beauty to go through the gap between John Campbell’s bat and pad and hit the timber. In a similar manner, Bumrah made Darren Bravo hear the death rattle.
Wicketkeeper Shai Hope was castled when Bumrah’s delivery pitched on a good length and moved just enough to uproot the off-stump.
Then came the special yorker to remove Jason Holder. The West Indies captain, who was handed a reprieve after Hanuma Vihari dropped him earlier in the innings, found his off-stump cartwheeling when Bumrah’s late outswinger outfoxed the right-hander.
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Jasprit Bumrah's 5 for 7 is the least expensive five-wicket haul by an Indian bowler in Test history.
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