Bumrah powers India to dominate England on second day at Edgbaston

BIRMINGHAM: India stand-in captain Jasprit Bumrah starred with the ball after smashing Stuart Broad for the costliest over in the Test history to drive his team towards a dominant position as England were reduced to 84/5 on a rain-hit second day in the rescheduled final test, here at Edgbaston.

India were bowled out for a mammoth 416 after all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja reached his second Test hundred in the first inning. Indian skipper Bumrah played a late cameo of 31 runs, taking the veteran pacer Broad to the task, who conceded 35 runs in an over.

After a rough first day with the bowl, England displayed a dismal batting show as Bumrah stormed through the host’s top order grabbing three early wickets. Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, and Ollie Pope were sent back to the pavilion by the skipper at regular intervals amid the spells of rain.

England star batter Joe Root managed to survive India’s furious pace attack for a brief before he fell prey to Mohammad Siraj on 31 in a caught-behind wicket just before the conclusion of the day.

Meanwhile, nightwatchman Jack Leech proved futile in serving the purpose as he was efficiently removed by Mohammad Shami on a duck.

England will resume the proceedings of the third day with the overnight score of 84/5 with skipper Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow on the crease.

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