Jasprit Bumrah may have had a rare poor outing in the final of the World Test Championship against New Zealand, but the fast bowler was back at his best on the first morning of the Nottingham Test against England.
Bumrah started with a bang as he lined Rory Burns to the right spot through a series of deliveries that went over the left-handed opener, before plucking it back into him to tie the English plumber to the front.
Bumrah was brilliant in the second session, especially against Joe Root, as he moved the ball in both directions to challenge both sides.
In the end, he scored the reward in the post-tea session, while picking up three more wickets to finish with a four-off.
His last victim was James Anderson, who had absolutely no idea of a snoring from an inaugural yorker and could feel from the smile of Jasprit Bumrah that he enjoyed it.
Bumrah used Anderson in the previous delivery to catch him in front of the wicket, and it looks like he got his man while the referee raised his finger.
Anderson, however, decided to contest the decision, and he was eventually confirmed when the ball tracking showed the ball would go off the leg.
In the second case, however, he was not happy when Bumrah loosened his stumps with an unplayable yorker.
Earlier, Jasprit Bumrah’s Jos Buttler set up perfectly to force him a flashy drive away from his body before defeating Stuart Broad, all ending with a full-fledged swing that trapped the lead of the south leg in front.
Check out Jasprit Bumrah’s yorker here:
ENGLAND HAS BEEN EXPANDED FOR 183 !! ☝🏽
This time there is no leg in between 😉
– Sony Sports (@SonySportsIndia) 4 August 2021