With the conditions helping the bowlers, Bumrah came up with one of the most devastating spells by an Indian bowler, claiming 6/19 as England were bundled out for 110. Captain Rohit Sharma (76 not out) and fellow opener Shikhar Dhawan (31 not out) scored 114 for no loss in 18.4 overs as India beat England by 10 wickets to take the three-match series 1-0. Took the lead.
“When I bowled the first ball, I got some swing and we tried to take advantage of that. When it doesn’t swing, I have to pull my length back. When the ball is doing something, you need to put in a lot of effort. There is no. Said later during the presentation.
The 28-year-old pacer said it was rare to get such assistance from the pitch in a white-ball match and he took advantage of the conditions.
“When there’s swing and seam movement, it’s very exciting to grab that opportunity in white-ball cricket because of the kind of pitches you usually have to be defensive with,” Bumrah said.
India got off to a good start as Bumrah bowled a double-wicket maiden in the second over of the innings to dodge England. The pacer first troubled Jason Roy by swinging it fast in two balls and then widened one a bit and the batsman smacked it in and out at the stumps. Joe Root, who came to bat at number three, was troubled by some extra bounce and dismissed Rishabh Pant.
Bumrah took the third wicket by dismissing Bairstow. Liam Livingstone was also dismissed for zero after being bowled by an in-swing ball from Bumrah. He also claimed the wickets of David Willey and Brydon Cars with impressive figures of 7.2-3-19-6.
Fellow-pacer Mohammed Shami claimed 3/31 and Bumrah said he told his pace partner that there would be days when he too would run from one side.
“Very happy for him, he got a lot of wickets. I told him that when he bats, there will be days when he will run from the side,” the pacer said.
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