Even though there was only time for 38.5 overs of play on the second day at Edgbaston, it was enough for India to take the lead in the third and final test of this series. After India’s last three wickets scored 78 runs during the hectic morning session, India’s bowlers, headed by the record-setting skipper Jasprit Bumrah three-wicket haul, left England struggling at 84 for 5, still 332 runs behind India’s first-innings total.
Over the course of three brief periods of play, Jasprit Bumrah had outstanding skill with the ball and was able to breeze through England’s top three batsmen. Despite this, his accomplishments with the bat ensured that he would be remembered for years to come.
Jasprit Bumrah broke the record held by Brian Lara for the most runs scored in a single over during a test match with 29 runs scored off of an over bowled by Stuart Broad, which had previously been 35 runs. Broad, who reached the milestone of 550 Test wickets, was left with the ignominy of now bowling the most costly overs in both Test and T20I cricket. This was a very embarrassing situation for Broad.
The attack on Jasprit Bumrah was the conclusion of a cunning plan hatched by England to shake India by the scruff of its neck. India started the day at 338 for 7, and their coach, Paul Collingwood, said at the conclusion of Day 1 that it would be a small triumph for the team to limit India to about 360 runs. Ravindra Jadeja was still there, looking to farm the strike and en route to his fourth hundred-point performance in a test match. However, it became clear to him very quickly that he could delegate more of the burden of scoring to his fast bowlers.
With no fielders around the stumps, England planned to use a barrage of bouncers in the hopes of extending the game to the second new ball, which was seven overs away when play began. Mohammed Shami whacked at a pair of batters, earning himself three outs in the process. After starting on 83*, Jadeja proceeded to score a couple of fours by cutting over and past the slip cordon. He then quickly reached his century by cutting over the backward point. India scored 33 runs throughout the course of the first six overs of the day.
Broad ultimately ended the stand when he took Shami’s wicket, which gave him the 550th of his career in the Test format. Anderson then used the new ball to get the centurion out at the other end. However, the fact that the former player insisted on continuing to use the bumpers despite the fact that there was a fresh ball led to his being in trouble.
Jasprit Bumrah opened the disastrous 84th over of India’s innings by top-edging a pull just beyond fine-leg for four. This was the first run scored in the over. Following that, he hit a bouncer that was expanded to boost its height and ended up going over the wicket-keeper’s head for four byes. Broad started his barrage of short deliveries, one of which was edged for six runs behind the wickets. He next delivered a full-toss, which was subsequently hit to long-on for four runs. The seasoned bowler then shifted to bowling around the stumps, where he was pulled for four in front of square and then for six over long leg.
After being reduced to 98/5 on the first day of the match, India reached 416 thanks to Jasprit Bumrah’s unbeaten 31 off 16 balls, a total that would have appeared improbable before. Before the rain pushed the teams off for the first match, the stand-in Indian skipper bowled Alex Lees past the gate, which provided him with a boost of confidence.
Jasprit Bumrah got his first wicket of the second session when Zak Crawley edged the ball to third slip. He then came close to getting Joe Root with the hat-trick ball by bowling an out-swinger that was just wide of the edge. However, the intense duel between Bumrah and Root only lasted for five balls before rain forced the players off the field for a further 99 minutes. Root and Ollie Pope both scored fours as England eagerly resumed their turn at the crease. But the seventh ball from Bumrah over worked in his favor for the second time (following Lees), when Pope pursued a wide ball and nicked off.
Jasprit Bumrah- This was due to the fact that the previous ball had been a no-ball. After another stretch of rain that lasted for four overs, the players were forced to stop playing for the second time in this session and the third time all day.
When the rain finally stopped falling during the last session of the match, India’s fresh fast bowlers were able to bowl another 12 overs at England. It resulted in the most penetrating period of the day, which was delivered by Mohammed Shami, who slithered the ball in and out of the strike zone at a whim. After severing both of Root’s legs with balls that seam in back to him at speed, he then delivered one from wide off the crease that straightened but miraculously avoided the edge of the bat.
The English team, which had been scoring runs at a rapid rate despite losing wickets, was ultimately brought down by a sequence of four consecutive overs that only yielded one leg-bye. The introduction of Mohammed Siraj into the game allowed India to capture the largest fish. The extra bounce allowed the ball to reach the edge of the field on its way to the wicket-keeper, despite Root’s attempts to force him into his back foot.
Even though he was dropped by Virat Kohli off the first delivery, England put in their night watchman, Jack Leach, but he only lasted five balls against Shami. England’s night watchman was bowled out. Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes made it through the remainder of the session, but they have a steep hill to climb on the third day in order to bring the competition back into some kind of equilibrium.