Despite having less number of overs than on day one, the second day of the Edgbaston Test between India and England saw the visitors seize control of the game.
Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja headlined the opening day of the fixture while the second day featured stand-in skipper Jasprit Bumrah as the show stopper who came good with both the bat and the ball.
Captain's Day Out: After Setting World Record with the Bat, Bumrah Tears Apart England Top-order | WATCH
As Jadeja completed his ton, Bumrah smashed 35 runs off Stuart Broad’s bowling, setting the record for most runs in an over in the longest format of the game. The swashbuckling performance of the Indian skipper helped India cross the 400-run mark as the team from the sub-continent was bowled out for a total of 418.
Bumrah picked up three wickets at the expense of conceding 55 runs as the pacer ripped through the English top order.
Reminiscent of the iconic six sixers over in which Broad was dismantled by the former Indian star left-hander, Yuvraj Singh, as he whacked the ball all around the park.
Cricket’s biggest exponent, Sachin Tendulkar, posted a tweet that read “He had written, “Kya yeh Yuvi hai ya Bumrah!? 2007 ki yaad dilaa di.. @YUVSTRONG12 @Jaspritbumrah93b#ENGvIND” referring to Yuvraj’s historic achievement in the t20 world cup.
Yuvraj reacted to the post from the batting great with a laughing emoji as he found amusement in the legendary cricketer’s tribute to him.
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) July 2, 2022
The celebrated moment in cricket history was scripted in an ill-tempered affair, which proved crucial in team India lifting the inaugural T20 World Cup under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
After getting off to a shaky start, Pant and Jadeja put up a 222-run stand for the sixth wicket after stumbling to a 98 for the loss of 5 wickets.
Pant played a cracker of an innings as he raced to 146 runs off 111 deliveries as acknowledged by the ever-calm head coach of the national team, Rahul Dravid, who let out a cry of exultation as Pant brought up his test ton with a double.
Team India lead the away series on English soil with a series score of 2-1 with the game postponed will take place tomorrow.