INDIA'S Jasprit Bumrah set a new world record on Saturday, when he scored the most runs, in a single over, in Test cricket history. This feat took place on the second day of the fifth Test between India and hosts England in Birmingham, England.
In the 84th over, Stuart Broad was belted for 35 runs, including a no-ball and a wide, courtesy India captain and number ten batsman Bumrah.
Bumrah broke West Indies' legend Brian Lara’s record for scoring the most runs an over in the longest format of the game. Lara had set the record in a West Indies versus South Africa Test match in 2003 off left-arm spinner Robin Petersen's bowling, smashing him for 28.
The India skipper got a top edge and hooked Broad for four off the first delivery. The India batsman played a similar shot off his second, but snagged five runs this time from Broad’s wide ball.
Bumrah then smashed him for six with another top edge off a no-ball, and followed up with three consecutive fours – through mid-on, to fine leg and through mid-wicket to lead India past the 400-run mark.
With two balls remaining in Broad’s over, Bumrah turned the screws and hit him for six over deep backward square leg and concluded the mauling with a tame single to complete the most expensive over in Test match history.
Broad however, also holds the record for the most runs scored against a bowler in T20 cricket. At the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007, Indian spinner Yuvraj Singh smoked Broad for six consecutive sixes, a record that still holds true.
Bumrah ended unbeaten on 31 as India were dismissed for 416. England closed day two on 84/5 and trail by 336 runs. Bumrah maintained form with the ball as he claimed 3/35.