India vs England: Bumrah breaks Kapil Dev's record with Ollie Pope's wicket
- Jasprit Bumrah picked Zak Crawley and Ollie Pope's key wickets in the second innings
- England need 378 runs to win the Test match
- Bumrah also completed 100 Test wickets in SENA countries
Jasprit Bumrah, in his first Test as India captain, broke another record as he dismissed England's Ollie Pope on Day 4 at Edgbaston, Birmingham. After posting 245 runs in the second innings, the visitors poster a mammoth 378-run target for Ben Stokes and co to save the series, which they lead 2-1.
England were 107 for no loss when the skipper got rid of English opener Zak Crawley with an in-swinger. In the next session, he delivered a back of a length ball, angled in, to find Pope's outside edge. Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant took an easy catch. The hosts were down to 107/2. Soon Alex Lees runout saw them get to 109/3.
With Pope's dismissal, Bumrah broke legendary Indian all-rounder Kapil Dev's record for most wickets for an Indian seamer in a Test series against England. The 1983 World Cup winner had taken 22 in 1981-82. The current Indian skipper has already managed 23. Bhuvneshwar Kumar's 19 wickets in 2014 placed him third on the list.
STAT: Most wkts for an Indian seamer vs Eng in a series
23*J Bumrah in Eng 2021-22
22 Kapil Dev in Ind 1981-82
19 Bhuvneshwar Kumar in Eng 2014
Bumrah also completed 100 Test wickets in SENA countries.
36 wickets in England
32 wickets in Australia
26 wickets in South Africa
6 wickets in New Zealand
Bumrah was made the captain after Rohit Sharma, the regular one, tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the rescheduled Test. He held sway with a mesmerizing all-round performance on Day 1, which included a world record feat with the bat and an incisive spell with the ball.
Such was the power of Bumrah's all-round show (31 off 16 balls and 3/35) in his first appearance as India captain. The pacer managed to hit 29 runs in what was the costliest over in Test history. Stuart Broad went for 35 runs, which also included one no ball and five wides.
Rishabh Pant then made 57 off 86 balls with the help of eight boundaries, powering India to 245 in the second innings. Cheteshwar Pujara top-scored for the visitors with 66.