Bumrah overtakes Brian Lara to score most runs in an over in Test cricket

BIRMINGHAM: India’s interim Test captain Jasprit Bumrah registered a unique record to his name as he took on English pacer Stuart Broad to smash the world record of most runs in an over in Test cricket.

In the 84th over of India’s first inning against England, their captain Bumrah took on the veteran pacer Broad and handed him an unwanted record as the tailender scored the record 35 runs in the penultimate over.

In Broad’s forgetful over, Bumrah scored 29 runs with the bat with the help of four boundaries and two sixes, while the remaining six runs came in for five-wides and a no-ball.

Following this onslaught, the Indian pacer has broken West Indian batting great Brian Lara’s 19 years old record, who thrashed South African spinner Robin Peterson for 28 runs.

Besides Lara, former Australian captain George Bailey and South African spinner Keshav Maharaj have scored 28 runs in an over in the longest format.

The list also features Pakistan’s explosive all-rounder Shahid Afridi, who smashed the Indian spinner, Harbhajan Singh, for four consecutive sixes and finished with 27 runs in the over for the then second-highest score in Test over. His thrashing now stands in fifth after Bumrah’s entry.

It is pertinent to mention here that following the brilliant centuries from Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja before the late onslaught by the tailenders, India have managed to recover from 98/5 to 416 in the first innings of the rescheduled fifth Test.

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