Watch: Dravid, Kohli go berserk watching Bumrah’s assault; Siraj joins in | Cricket

After James Anderson took the fourth wicket by dismissing Ravindra Jadeja, India were still short of the 400-run mark. And when nine wickets rolled, it was not possible. But India’s tail swung first to trouble the hosts and the visitors finished with 416 as stand-in captain Jasprit Bumrah took the helm on Saturday. And the entirety of those 41 runs added after Jadeja’s dismissal came in an over that saw a frenzy from Bumrah’s bat that completely rocked the Indian dug-out. (India vs England Live Score, 5th Test, Day 2)

Apart from the series, this is not the first time that England have lost the plot in this match. After claiming five early wickets on Day 2 of the Edgbaston Test on Friday, England allowed Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja to settle for a record 222-run partnership for the sixth wicket.

And then on Saturday, with one wicket left to fold India and three overs of old ball in hand, Stuart Broad decided to bounce Bumrah. And with 375 runs on the board, the Indian skipper had nothing to lose as he swung his bat with freedom, resulting in 35-overs that included wides and no balls.

Watch: Absolute carnage from Jasprit Bumrah to captain Team India against Stuart Broad for the most expensive over in Test history

Bumrah’s carnage completely stunned and delighted his teammates. Mohammad Siraj, a mere spectator to the madness, ran to hug Bumrah at the end of the over, while head coach Rahul Dravid and the Indian players erupted in joyous applause from the dressing room.

Broad, who holds the record for most runs conceded in a T20I over, now holds the record in Test cricket as well as against India. It was Yuvraj Singh in the 2007 World T20 tie in Durban.

Five balls later, Anderson got his fifth, dismissing Siraj for 2 as India folded for 416.

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