Jasprit Bumrah gave an exhibition of high-quality fast bowling on Day 2 of India’s warm-up match against New Zealand XI, sending a warning signal for the home team ahead of the first Test in Wellington.
In reply to India’s 263 in the first innings, New Zealand XI were bowled out for 235 in 74.2 overs, but Bumrah (2/18 in 11 overs) and Mohammed Shami (3/17 in 10 overs) used the conditions well and in the process added miles to their legs ahead of the two ICC World Test Championship games.
The pick of the delivery by Bumrah came against Finn Allen as the premier Indian pacer rattled the stumps with a peach of an inswinging delivery. It was a length ball from Bumrah, and the Kiwi batter left the delivery in anticipation that it will miss the stumps. However, the red cherry came in sharply to disturb the timber.
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India will take a lot of confidence after this performance of Bumrah. On the green top wicket, the 26-year-old pacer moved the ball with ease and troubled the New Zealand XI batters. Even Umesh Yadav and Navdeep Saini looked good as they picked up two wickets each.