Stuart Broad bowled the costliest over in Test cricket history on Day 2 of the rescheduled fifth and final Test of the series between India and England on Saturday. Broad conceded 35 runs in an over, including five-wides and a noball hit by Jasprit Bumrah for a six. The Indian skipper scored 29 runs with the bat, hitting four fours and two sixes. In the last ball of the over, Bumrah took a dangerous single and eventually successfully reached the non-striker’s end.
Bumrah hits a four towards fine leg, top-edges Zach Crawley in position on a short-pitched delivery. On the second ball, Broad rushed off his line, bowled a bouncer that wicketkeeper Sam Billings could not collect.
Next it got worse for Broad as he conceded a six off a no-ball; The bowler sticks to the short-pitch length and another top edge off Bumrah’s bat flies over the keeper’s head.
Broad, then, pulls his length and tries a yorker but it turns out to be a juicy full toss. Bumrah simply flicks the delivery towards mid-on for a boundary, before hitting a length ball for another boundary.
On the fourth ball, Broad’s wicket changed, but the result remained the same as the Indian skipper hit his fourth four in the over. When Broad went short again he followed it up with a six; Bumrah sends it over the long leg boundary. In the final ball, Bumrah got a quick single as he conceded 35 runs in the over.
With no extras in the over, Bumrah scored 29 against Broad, a world record. Bumrah beat Brian’s Laura record in 2003 when he hit South Africa’s Robin Pietersen for 28 runs. George Bailey (Australia) and Keshav Maharaj (South Africa) had also previously scored 28 runs in an over.
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