Did You See This? Bumrah Batting Fury & Rohit's Hilarious Reaction

Jasprit Bumrah's astonishing batting cameo steals the show in Rajkot's third Test against England. Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, and debutant Sarfaraz Khan shine, while Mark Wood's fiery bowling tests India's resilience.

By Abhinav Chauhan
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Jasprit Bumrah, often hailed as one of the world's finest bowlers, surprised cricket enthusiasts with his batting prowess on Day 2 of the thrilling third Test against England. In a remarkable display of skill, Bumrah notched up 26 runs from just 28 balls, showcasing his ability to make a significant impact with the bat. His innings, which included three fours and a stunning six, played a crucial role in propelling the Indian team to a commanding total of 445 runs in the first innings at the iconic Rajkot stadium. Even the esteemed India captain, Rohit Sharma, couldn't help but express his admiration for Bumrah's exquisite shots, particularly the majestic six down the ground.


Key Player for India's Bowling Arsenal

Having demonstrated his batting prowess, all eyes are now on Jasprit Bumrah as he prepares to unleash his bowling wizardry. With a remarkable haul of nine wickets in the previous Test at Vizag, Bumrah undoubtedly holds the key to India's bowling strategy. His exceptional performance on the Visakhapatnam pitch left spectators awestruck, with his deliveries proving almost unplayable at times. Notably, his delivery to dismiss Ollie Pope in the first innings stands out as a testament to his skill and precision.

Batting Heroes Shine Bright


While Bumrah's cameo stole the spotlight, it was the stellar performances of Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, and debutant Sarfaraz Khan that laid the foundation for India's imposing total. Sharma's brilliant century (131) and Jadeja's gritty knock (112) demonstrated their class and resilience, while Sarfaraz Khan's promising debut innings of 62 off 66 balls hinted at a bright future in Test cricket.


New Faces Make an Impact

The match also witnessed the emergence of promising talents in the Indian lineup. Wicketkeeper-batter Dhruv Jurel made an impressive debut, showcasing his skills with a composed 46 off 104 balls. Meanwhile, the seasoned campaigner Ravichandran Ashwin contributed with a valuable 37 runs, forming a crucial 77-run partnership for the eighth wicket.

A Rollercoaster of a Day


The second day of the Test match began with India resuming from their overnight score of 326/5, with Jadeja and night-watchman Kuldeep Yadav at the crease. However, England's returning pacer, Mark Wood, had other plans as he rattled the Indian batting order with his fiery spell, dismissing both Jadeja and Kuldeep early on, leaving India struggling at 331/7. Despite the setback, Ashwin and Jurel displayed resilience, steadying the ship and guiding India to a respectable total.

Mark Wood's Fiery Spell

For the English side, Mark Wood emerged as the standout performer, finishing with impressive figures of 4/114 in 27.5 overs. His aggressive pace and relentless attack posed a constant threat to the Indian batsmen, playing a pivotal role in restricting India's innings.

In conclusion, Day 2 of the third Test in Rajkot witnessed a captivating display of cricketing prowess, with Jasprit Bumrah's unexpected heroics with the bat adding an exciting twist to the proceedings. As the match progresses, all eyes will be on Bumrah and his teammates as they look to maintain their dominance on the field.

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