Stuart Broad bowled the most expensive over in Test© AFP
England pacer Stuart Broad bowled the costliest over in Test cricket on Saturday as he conceded 35 runs in the ongoing match against India at Edgbaston in Birmingham. India’s stand-in captain Jasprit Bumrah’s bat came with 29 runs while the rest were extras. As a result, Broad broke South African spinner Robin Pietersen’s record as he conceded 28 runs against West Indies in 2003.
As Broad bowled the costliest over, Pietersen reacted on Twitter, saying that he was saddened to lose his record.
Pietersen tweeted, “Sorry to lose my record today, oh well, records are made to be broken, I guess. On to the next.”
Sad to lose my record today Oh well, records are made to be broken I guess. on the next #Engwind
— robin john peterson (@robbie13flair) 2 July 2022
Broad conceded 4, 5 wide, 6 (no-ball), 4, 4, 4, 6 and 1 in the 84th over and as a result, conceded 35 runs. It is important to note that Stuart Broad has the most expensive over in T20Is as well as he was smashed for six sixes by Yuvraj Singh in the 2007 T20 World Cup.
India were bowled out for 416 in the first innings of the Edgbaston Test. Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja scored centuries for India while James Anderson took five wickets for England. For Team India, Pant scored 146 while Jadeja scored 104 runs. Jasprit Bumrah then dismissed Alex Lee cheaply and England’s score read 16/1 at lunch on the second day.
In the ongoing Test, England won the toss and Ben Stokes opted to bowl. India is currently leading 2-1 in the five-match Test series.
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