What a bowler this guy is! No matter what the format is, whenever the Indian team needs a statement from their bowling, this guy puts his hands up and delivers for his skipper. On Tuesday, Jasprit Bumrah was on absolute fire as he dismantled England’s top-order batting with four wickets in the first four overs.
India are up against England in the first ODI of the three-match series at Kennington Oval, London. Indian skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and invited the hosts to bat first on a green wicket in overcast conditions. Bowling first, India were looking to make some early inroads against a strong English batting unit.
Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami give India a perfect start
The pace duo of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami came out all guns blazing and made the life of English batters miserable. Such was the dominance of the Indian pacers that three of the top four English batters failed to open their batting account, including four of the top six couldn’t open their account.
India made a perfect start as Jasprit Bumrah dismissed Jason Roy and Joe Root in the 2nd over of the innings. Next up was Mohammad Shami who dismissed Ben Stokes next to dent the English batting. Boom-Boom then removed Jonny Bairstow and Liam Livingstone to reduce England to 26/5 in the 8th over.
The wicketkeeper Jos Buttler was the only batter to negate the Indian bowling. He looked more assured than others in the middle. He was joined by Moeen Ali as the duo was trying to fight England out of the mud but a brilliant caught and bowled from Prasidh Krishna ended England’s hopes. The tall pacer dismissed the left-hand all-rounder in the 14th over to reduce England to 53/6.
Meanwhile, the fans were in the awe of the pace ace Jasprit Bumrah as they took Twitter to praise the Indian pacer.
Check out the best reactions here:
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) July 12, 2022
Jassi on fire 🔥 4 wickets @Jaspritbumrah93
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) July 12, 2022
What a spell! Can't take my eyes off this performance by Bumrah.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 12, 2022
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) July 12, 2022
Roy – Root – Bairstow – Livingstone
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) July 12, 2022
— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) July 12, 2022
Jasprit Bumrah's thunderous start, and Shami’s scalp has left England stuttering at the end of the first 1️⃣0️⃣ overs.🤩
Keep the pressure on, boys! 🙌🏻
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) July 12, 2022
— Sushant Mehta (@SushantNMehta) July 12, 2022
Rohit: There’s grass and cloud cover and hence we’re bowling.
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) July 12, 2022
And the 🦆's continue 😎
Bumrah clean bowls Livingstone, not for the first time this tour 💥
🏴 – 26/5 (8)#ENGvIND
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) July 12, 2022
What a start this has been for #TeamIndia.
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 12, 2022