Jasprit Bumrah creates history as he registers second best bowling average in 147 years

India vs England 2024: In the second Test against England, Jasprit Bumrah took 6 wickets which restricted the the Ben Stokes-led team to 253.

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Jasprit Bumrah took six wickets in the 2nd Test match against England (Source: Twitter)

Jasprit Bumrah, the star bowler of India, is leading the Indian bowling attack in the ongoing 5-match Test series against England. In the second Test against England, he took 6 wickets which restricted the the Ben Stokes-led team to 253. India took a lead of 143 runs based on the first innings. Thanks to Bumrah's bowling, the hosts dismissed the England team and took a much-needed team before day 2 ended. 

Moreover, apart from taking six wickets, Bumrah also created history by taking 152 wickets in 64 innings at an average of 20.28. This is the second-best figure in the 147-year-old history of Test cricket. Other than Bumrah, Sydney Barnes (189) and Alan Davidson (186) are part of this group. 

Following Zak Crawley's dismissal by Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah began his amazing spell. Joe Root, the former captain of England, was his first victim. Moreover, his magical delivery to Ollie Pope, who had made 196 in the first game's second innings, was the next to go. In this match, he proved to be the best bowler for India. 

'Can't just bowl inswing outswing, inswing outswing' - Jasprit Bumrah speaks about his bowling

Jasprit Bumrah's fabulous bowling made all the Indians proud today. His enthusiasm for bowling yorkers and the other deliveries continuously is commendable. After day 2 ended, Bumrah talked about his thought process behind his excellent bowling. As per him, it takes a lot of effort and wisdom to keep bowling the deliveries with such elegance. 

Bumrah said, "When you bowl reverse, people try to bowl magical deliveries every other ball. You have to be patient with that. Have to set the batters up. Have to use deliveries wisely. Can't just bowl inswing outswing, inswing outswing. After that Pope delivery, I had in mind they'd be looking out for the inswinger. Was keeping an eye on what the batters were looking to do. Very happy. Try and avoid looking at numbers. When you do that, you build pressure and don't enjoy yourself."

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