A satisfied Jasprit Bumrah sported a beaming smile as Ben Stokes walked back to the pavilion, having scored 47 runs off 54 balls.
As the ball skidded under his bat, removing the off stump, England Test captain Ben Stokes could only drop his bat in frustration, looking towards Jasprit Bumrah, who claimed his wicket on Day 2 of the second Test at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.
In the 49.2nd over, Stokes, edging closer to his half-century, found himself frustrated. He gestured towards Bumrah, seemingly questioning how he was expected to play such a delivery. Bumrah's delivery, a top-class cutter, pitched on a length, slightly nipped in, and beat Stokes. It was also kept a touch low and saw it sneak under the bat to dislodge the off stump. A satisfied Bumrah sported a beaming smile as Stokes trudged back to the pavilion, having scored 47 runs off 54 balls.
Earlier, Bumrah had dismissed the previous game's top scorer, Ollie Pope, with a lethal yorker, uprooting the stumps as Pope departed for just 23 runs. His other victims included Joe Root, dismissed for a mere 5 runs, and Jonny Bairstow, who walked back after scoring 25 runs. While writing this article, he also got his fifer as he got the wicket of Tom Hartley (21).
In his spell of 14 overs, Bumrah had claimed 5 wickets, conceding 42 runs and bowling 5 maiden overs. India will be banking on him to keep his deadly performance on for the rest of the series.
Fewest balls taken to 150 Test wickets (India)
6781 Jasprit Bumrah
7661 Umesh Yadav
7755 Mohd Shami
8378 Kapil Dev
8380 R Ashwin
As of the time of writing this article, 52 overs have been completed, and England has scored 238 runs while losing 9 wickets. They trail by 158 runs. Previously, the Men in Blue posted a total of 396 runs all-out, with Yashasvi Jaiswal achieving his maiden double-century, scoring 209 runs. Shubman Gill was the second-highest scorer with 34 runs.
In their chase, the visitors had a promising start, with Zak Crawley scoring 76 runs and Ben Duckett adding 21. However, their partnership was broken by Kuldeep Yadav.