India’s caretaker captain came out to bat at number 10 Jasprit Bumrah Highlighting a bowler of Broad’s caliber, he hit four fours and two sixes in an over, while six extra runs came.
In the 84th over of the match, captain Bumrah hit a boundary and started by hitting Broad for a four. Thereafter, the veteran English pacer bowled a wayward delivery to concede five wides.
Broad’s next ball was a no-ball, which went for a six. Bumrah then wreaked havoc by hitting Broad for three consecutive fours and India’s total crossed the 400-run mark in the process.
Bumrah hit another six off the second last ball of the over, followed by a single off the last ball. The total runs awarded in the over read 35, which is the most runs in an over in Test cricket.
Anderson, who took his 30th fifth wicket in Test cricket, revealed that Broad’s over would not have come into the limelight if a shot from Bumrah went into the hands of the fielder.
Anderson said at the post-match press conference, “Yeah, it’s one of those things. Another day, one of those top edges goes straight into the arm. If it’s taken, there’s just about any over.” I don’t talk.”
“I thought it was very unfortunate. There were top edges and some good shots, but it was the plan that Ben (Stokes) wanted Brody to go with. Brody stuck to it and another day, when luck was on Stuart, An edge might have gone out of hand,” he said.
England’s all-time leading wicket-taker also revealed that tailenders are difficult to bowl to, recalling that Mohammad Siraj tried to hit them at maximum.
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“Sometimes it can be easier to bowl a top-order bat, to be honest. I remember a few deliveries to Siraj. He tried to hit two off the ground and played a perfect forward defense on the next. Be it It may be difficult to get into the rhythm against him. You just have to try and support yourself that your best ball will eventually get him out.”
England’s struggle against Bumrah continued when the India captain claimed 3/35 at stumps to reduce the hosts to 84/5 on a rain-hit second day.