Jasprit Bumrah smashes Stuart Broad for most expensive over in Test history
July 2, 2022 08:09 pm
History was created by Jasprit Bumrah on Saturday as the stand-in India captain took a world record 35 runs from one Stuart Broad over.
Bumrah displayed his prowess with the bat by taking 35 from Broad’s final over in the first innings as India’s tail wagged to help them amass a score of 416 in the fifth and final Test on day two at Edgbaston.
The India quick hit Broad for two massive sixes (one came from a no-ball), four boundaries, a single and was helped with five wides in the record-breaking over.
It meant Broad conceded a total of 35 runs, surpassing the previous record held by West Indies great Brian Lara, Australia’s George Bailey and South Africa’s Keshav Maharaj.
Lara took 28 off one Robin Peterson over back in 2003, while Bailey (2013) and Maharaj (2020) also shared the record.
Bumrah finished unbeaten on 31 - the highest score for any debutant captain batting at No.10 - as Mohammed Siraj eventually holed out to James Anderson.