1st ODI: Jasprit Bumrah claims 6/19 for best bowling performance by an Indian against England

Jasprit Bumrah made a sensational performance with the ball in the first ODI against England at the Kennington Oval. Bumrah was at his best with the new ball as he dismissed four England batsmen in the powerplay overs, while three of them were dismissed for ducks. India Captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bowl and Bumrah and his bowling partner Mohammed Shami did not disappoint their captain.

The 28-year-old pacer claimed his maiden six-wicket haul in ODIs to demolish England’s batting line-up as the hosts were restricted to 110. He became the first Indian fast bowler to take six wickets in ODIs on English soil. While it was also the best bowling performance by an Indian against England.

Best bowling figures by an Indian against England in ODIs

Jasprit Bumrah – 6/19
Ashish Nehra – 6/23
Kuldeep Yadav – 6/25
S Sreesanth – 6/55

Bumrah’s 6/19 is the third-best figures for India in ODIs. Stuart Binny tops the list with 6/4 against Bangladesh, while veteran Anil Kumble is second with 6/12 against West Indies.

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Former India pacer Wasim Jaffer was impressed with Bumrah’s flamboyant spell as he took to Twitter to praise the pacer with a humorous post.

“Alexa, please play Jasprit Bumrah. Sorry, Jasprit Bumrah is invincible” #ENGvIND,” ​​tweeted Jaffer.

In his very first over, Bumrah dismissed out-of-form Jason Roy for a duck. While the run-machine in Tests – Joe Root failed to emulate his red-ball success in ODIs and was also dismissed for a duck by Bumrah in the same over. The premier English batsman was shocked by the short-ball and threw Rishabh Pant behind the stumps.

Whereas Bumrah’s feat did not stop here as he dismissed Jonny Bairstow for seven in his second over. Whereas Liam Livingstone’s dismissal was the best.

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In the eighth over of the match, Livingstone tried to take charge on Bumrah and went down the ground, exposing his stumps and the Indian pacer producing a sensational inswinger to hit the wood.

He became the third Indian fast bowler after Javagal Srinath and Bhuvneshwar Kumar to take four wickets within 10 overs in ODIs.

While he completed his five-wicket haul by dismissing Brydon Cars for 15 runs. It was his second half-century in ODI cricket as the England batsmen failed to take the challenge against him.

The 28-year-old took full advantage of Badal’s situation as the England batsmen had no answer for Bumrah’s carnage with the ball.

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