Jasprit Bumrah breaks Brian Lara’s World record; hits Broad for 29 in an over
India’s captain Jasprit Bumrah hit Stuart Broad for 29 runs as the England pacer conceded a World record 35 runs in an over on Day 2 of the rescheduled fifth Test against England, at Edgbaston cricket ground, in Birmingham, on Saturday.
Broad now holds the unwanted record of conceding the most runs in an over in Test cricket and also in T20 Internationals when he was hit for six sixes in an over by Yuvraj Singh during the World T20 in 2007.
Bumrah hit Broad for two sixes, four fours and a single, while Broad bowled five wides and a no-ball to concede 35 runs in the 84th over.
The previous record was 28 runs in an over jointly held by Brian Lara (off South Africa’s Robin Peterson in 2003), George Bailey (off James Anderson in 2013) and Keshav Maharaj (off Joe Root in 2020).
Courtesy of Bumrah’s late fireworks and a century from Ravindra Jadeja, India posted 416 in the first innings.
Resuming on 338 for 7, India added 78 runs before losing their last three wickets during the opening session on Day 2.
Jadeja, overnight 83 not out, duly completed a well-deserved century, scoring 104 off 194 balls.
The overnight pair of Jadeja and Mohammed Shami (16) added 33 runs in 40 balls before Bumrah came up with an excellent cameo, blasting an unbeaten 31 off 16 balls to take India past the 400 mark.
He smashed two sixes and four fours while amassing 35 runs off Broad to set a world record for scoring most runs in an over in Test cricket. His effort bettered the legendary Brian Lara’s feat by one run.
The World record stayed with Lara for 18 years — he had hit South African left-arm spinner Robin Peterson for 28 runs in a Test in 2003-04, which included four fours and two sixes off six legal deliveries.
Former Australia player George Bailey had also scored 28 in an over but he was behind Lara in terms of boundary count.
Broad, who was also hit for six sixes in an over by Yuvraj Singh in the inaugural World T20 in 2007, conceded 35 runs in the 84th over in India’s first innings. There were six extra runs — five wides and a no-ball.
Bumrah’s assault began with a mistimed hook that went for a boundary. In frustration, Broad then bowled a bouncer that went for five wides.
The next delivery was again dug in short and another top-edge got Bumrah seven runs, including one from the no-ball that was called.
The next three deliveries were hit for boundaries in different directions — one through mid-on, one through fine leg and the last through mid-wicket.
Adding insult to injury, Bumrah did the proverbial “Bazball” (English cricket’s current buzzword that lays emphasis on the attacking intent brought about by new coach Brendon McCullum) with a six over deep mid-wicket.
James Anderson was England’s most successful bowler with 5 for 60, which included the wicket of Jadeja.
Broad (1/89) dismissed Shami for his lone wicket, while Matty Potts (2/105), Ben Stokes (1/47) and Joe Root (1/23) were the other wicket-takers.
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