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In pics: Jasprit Bumrah's unplayable deliveries that rocked England in 2nd Test

Updated On Feb 03, 2024 08:24 PM IST
  • India vs England 2nd Test: Relive the mastery of Jasprit Bumrah through images.
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Jasprit Bumrah was not at his best with the new ball on Day 2 of the second Test against England. Or so it seemed… The magician with the ball in hand was actually waiting for the ball to get slightly old so that he could come back with his most potent weapon - the reverse swing.(ANI ) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 03, 2024 08:24 PM IST

Jasprit Bumrah was not at his best with the new ball on Day 2 of the second Test against England. Or so it seemed… The magician with the ball in hand was actually waiting for the ball to get slightly old so that he could come back with his most potent weapon - the reverse swing.(ANI )

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It all started to make sense when Bumrah was brought back into the attack as soon as Joe Root came to the crease. The ball had just started to reverse and Bumrah knew, he had to make it count. And so he did with a masterful outswinger to send the former England captain back in the hut for the eighth time in his career. England, from coasting at one down for 114 were now 123/3 but the worst was yet to come.(AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 03, 2024 08:24 PM IST

It all started to make sense when Bumrah was brought back into the attack as soon as Joe Root came to the crease. The ball had just started to reverse and Bumrah knew, he had to make it count. And so he did with a masterful outswinger to send the former England captain back in the hut for the eighth time in his career. England, from coasting at one down for 114 were now 123/3 but the worst was yet to come.(AP)

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A couple of overs later, came the moment of the day… And that is saying a lot, considering not too long ago a 22-year-old Yashasvi Jaiswal had become the third youngest Indian to score a Test double century and a 41-year-old James Anderson had made the second new ball talk. But Bumrah surpassed them all with this delivery. It started way outside the off stump and tailed in to such an extent that Ollie Pope could do nothing about it.(PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 03, 2024 08:24 PM IST

A couple of overs later, came the moment of the day… And that is saying a lot, considering not too long ago a 22-year-old Yashasvi Jaiswal had become the third youngest Indian to score a Test double century and a 41-year-old James Anderson had made the second new ball talk. But Bumrah surpassed them all with this delivery. It started way outside the off stump and tailed in to such an extent that Ollie Pope could do nothing about it.(PTI)

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The dismantled state of Ollie Pope's middle and leg stump narrates a story of its own…(REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The dismantled state of Ollie Pope's middle and leg stump narrates a story of its own…(REUTERS)

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No wonder there was jubilation in the Indian camp. Not only was this an outstanding in-swinging yorker that would make even the best in the business raise their eyebrows but it was also a wicket that signalled the tilt in the balance of the Test match.(AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 03, 2024 08:24 PM IST

No wonder there was jubilation in the Indian camp. Not only was this an outstanding in-swinging yorker that would make even the best in the business raise their eyebrows but it was also a wicket that signalled the tilt in the balance of the Test match.(AP)

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The reaction from Jasprit Bumrah after Pope's wicket said it all. He would later go on to state that he didn't plan to bowl a “magical delivery” but boy the ball left his hand like a spell from a magician's wand.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 03, 2024 08:24 PM IST

The reaction from Jasprit Bumrah after Pope's wicket said it all. He would later go on to state that he didn't plan to bowl a “magical delivery” but boy the ball left his hand like a spell from a magician's wand.(AFP)

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England went to Tea on Day 2 four down. India knew they would need the intensity going in the last session and whom did they turn to? Bumrah of course! And the man delivered with the wicket of Jonny Bairstow. It was an away-going delivery that found the outside edge of Bairstow's bat.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 03, 2024 08:24 PM IST

England went to Tea on Day 2 four down. India knew they would need the intensity going in the last session and whom did they turn to? Bumrah of course! And the man delivered with the wicket of Jonny Bairstow. It was an away-going delivery that found the outside edge of Bairstow's bat.(AFP)

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Surely Bumrah wouldn't be outdoing the Pope delivery? Not in the same match! No definitely not. But guess what? He almost did. After Kuldeep Yadav got a couple of wickets in between, Ben Stokes was entering fifth gear; the England captain is at best when he is in that kind of a mood. But enter Bumrah again. He came from around the wicket and got one to come back into the left-hander sharply from a length. The ball kept a tad low and uprooted the off stump.(ANI ) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 03, 2024 08:24 PM IST

Surely Bumrah wouldn't be outdoing the Pope delivery? Not in the same match! No definitely not. But guess what? He almost did. After Kuldeep Yadav got a couple of wickets in between, Ben Stokes was entering fifth gear; the England captain is at best when he is in that kind of a mood. But enter Bumrah again. He came from around the wicket and got one to come back into the left-hander sharply from a length. The ball kept a tad low and uprooted the off stump.(ANI )

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As soon as the ball rattled into his stumps, Stokes let go of his bat. He couldn't believe how the ball breached his defence. He couldn't believe what Bumrah was doing.(AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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As soon as the ball rattled into his stumps, Stokes let go of his bat. He couldn't believe how the ball breached his defence. He couldn't believe what Bumrah was doing.(AP)

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There was the Tom Hartley wicket in between and then came the last England wicket of James Anderson - Bumrah's sixth for the day.(AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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There was the Tom Hartley wicket in between and then came the last England wicket of James Anderson - Bumrah's sixth for the day.(AP)

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With figures of 6/45, teammates clapping, the crowd on their feet and the Indian flag flying high, Bumrah was a calm man; he had done his job. He had produced a spectacular bowling performance on a flat deck that would be talked about for many years.(PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 03, 2024 08:24 PM IST

With figures of 6/45, teammates clapping, the crowd on their feet and the Indian flag flying high, Bumrah was a calm man; he had done his job. He had produced a spectacular bowling performance on a flat deck that would be talked about for many years.(PTI)

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