After starring with the bat and the ball, Jasprit Bumrah pulled off a stunning catch to remove Ben Stokes on day three of the rescheduled fifth Test being played at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Sunday.
Bumrah had a whirlwind time with the bat, smashing an unbeaten 31 off 16 balls, a majority of which came from a record 35-run over off Stuart Broad. With the ball, Bumrah ran through the top order, dismissing the likes of Alex Lees, Zack Crawley and Ollie Pope, including twice taking a wicket on extra deliveries after no-balls.
Having given India the edge with his all-around efforts the day prior, stand-in captain Jasprit Bumrah took a one-handed stunner to send back his opposite number.
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On the third ball of the 38th over of the England first innings, Bumrah dropped a rather easy catch of Stokes off Shardul Thakur’s bowling at mid-off. He more than made up for it though on the very next ball as he sent back Stokes for 25.
Watch the catch here –
A pretty special catch. It’s been an enthralling morning.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 3, 2022
Fans tough wondered, quite rightly, if there’s anything that Bumrah cannot do?
Stokes carries on his aggressive approach & hits it hard near mid-off, Boom completes a stellar catch, diving to his left
Redemption for Thakur & Bumrah who dropped Stokes earlier
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) July 3, 2022
What a catch ! Jaspirit Bumrah he is everywhere ❤️
— Mee23 🙂 (@mee23_1) July 3, 2022
Jasprit Bumrah takes a magnificent catch after dropping it pic.twitter.com/UI39Ha2WCK
— Subash (@SubbuSubash_17) July 3, 2022
Captain Bumrah dropped Stokes the first time but didn’t let go of the chance on the next ball – Excellent catch Boom pic.twitter.com/LiZDlxkf3X
— Utkarsh / Cricket is love ❤ (@cricketfan__) July 3, 2022
Gives catch to Bumrah…drops…Given another, exact same catch to Bumrah…In same over..Bumrah takes that well! Unreal pic.twitter.com/qDHOt38Mri
— Shantanu (@Shantanu630) July 3, 2022
Need runs – 35 runs in an over
Early breakthrough – first 3 wickets
Breakthrough – Brilliant catch
— Sharique (@Jerseyno93) July 3, 2022
Earlier, a few minutes after the start of the third day’s play, Virat Kohli and Jonny Bairstow got involved in a heated conversation on the field.
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