India pacer Jasprit Bumrah put on a show with the ball on Day 5 of the fourth Test against England at the Oval.
Bumrah produced two brutal deliveries to put the visitors on the brink of victory. The hosts were 131/2 at lunch on the final day while chasing 368 in the fourth innings and the visitors needed someone to provide crucial breakthroughs.
In the 65th over of England’s second innings, Bumrah knocked over Ollie Pope (2) with a jaffa and cleaned up Moeen Ali with a peach of a delivery in the 67th over. As a result, the home team was left tottering at 146/5.
With the dismissal of Pope, Bumrah also completed 100 wickets in the longest format. The milestone came in his 24th Test appearances.
For his stunning bowling display, Jasprit Bumrah garnered rich praise from the cricket fraternity on Twitter.
Check out the reactions:
100 for Bumrah! What a treasure.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 6, 2021
Hmm not a bad way to pick up your 100th wicket. Congrats @Jaspritbumrah93, also in becoming the fastest Indian seamer to do so… #ENGvIND
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) September 6, 2021
What a ball and what a bowler! @Jaspritbumrah93 #INDvENG
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) September 6, 2021
This really is incredible bowling by @Jaspritbumrah93 !! Test cricket bowling at its best … India about to go 2-1 up … #ENGvIND
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) September 6, 2021
Well done @Jaspritbumrah93 on your 100th test wicket. Loongggggggg way to go mate. Keep making us proud!
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) September 6, 2021
Stump Tod… Bumrah is a beast.
Kya spell hai… Terrific
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 6, 2021