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Jasprit Bumrah takes his 10th 5-wicket haul in Tests against England

By Akanksha - February 03, 2024 05:35 PM

On the second day of the second Test on Saturday Jasprit Bumrah tore through the England batting lineup, claiming five wickets, his tenth five-wicket haul in the longest format.

To put India firmly in control, the speedster who reached his 150th wicket in the same innings took out players like Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, and Tom Hartley.

In the end, chasing India's 396, England was bowled out for just 253, remaining 143 runs behind. He claimed 6 wickets at a rate of 6/45.

India resumed at 336 for six overnight and scored 60 runs to their total before being bowled out in 112 overs with little over half an hour remaining for lunch. Much as on the opening day, most of India's runs came from Jaiswal (209 off 290). Not a single Indian batter reached 40.

Following Vinod Kambli and the legendary Sunil Gavaskar, Jaiswal became the third-youngest Indian to get a double hundred after sweeping Shoaib Bashir for six and four.

For a committed cricket player who had grown up sleeping in tents at Azad Maidan in Mumbai after moving from a sleepy hamlet in Uttar Pradesh, the festivities were exuberant.

The 22-year-old left-hander reached three digits with a maximum on Friday as well, displaying no signs of nervousness.

Still, there was still room for improvement in the other Indian hitters' performance. Shubman Gill scored 34, which was the second-highest score of the innings after Jaiswal's incredible performance.

Aside from Jaiswal, James Anderson, 41, stole the show with yet another outstanding demonstration of seam bowling on a level surface.

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