ENG vs IND: Jasprit Bumrah shatters Jonny Bairstow's stumps with scintillating yorker

ENG vs IND: Jasprit Bumrah shatters Jonny Bairstow’s stumps with scintillating yorker

Jasprit Bumrah dismissed Bairstow for a four-ball duck in the last innings of the fourth Test.

Jonny Bairstow wicket
Jonny Bairstow wicket. (Photo Source: Twitter)

While England and India seemed neck to neck at stumps on Day 4, the visitors gained command on the fifth and final day of the fourth Test. England, at the start of the day’s play, needed 291 for victory with all the 10 wickets in hand. As the Kennington Oval track wasn’t assisting the bowlers much, many even backed the Three Lions to chase the target in the London Stadium.

However, Indian bowlers rose to the occasion and ran through England’s batting order.  As a result, the hosts got reduced to 147/6 despite a 100-run stand for the first wicket. Speedster Jasprit Bumrah was the wreaker-in-chief as he spitted venom with the red cherry. While Ollie Pope was the speedster’s first victim in the innings, he accounted for Jonny Bairstow’s wicker later.

Although Bumrah’s both strikes were crucial, Bairstow’s dismissal grabbed more eyeballs. After all, the Indian pacer shattered the stumps with a scintillating yorker. It was the third delivery of the 66th over and the England wicketkeeper-batter was yet to open his account. With the veteran being new to the crease, Bumrah unleashed an inswinging yorker and dismantled the middle stump.

Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah put India on command

Bairstow looked entirely clueless and he couldn’t even bring his bat forward. Bumrah was delighted with his effort and the same was evident in his celebrations. Notably, Bairstow went down as England’s sixth wicket. Hence, the home team would be fighting for survival in the remaining game.

Meanwhile, left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja also made the red ball talk besides Bumrah. He dismissed Haseeb Hameed and Moeen Ali to put his side on command. While the Indian bowlers have gotten command with their brilliance, they can’t afford to be complacent as the London track hasn’t deteriorated a lot. Moreover, England bat deep and they would back themselves to upset Virat Kohli and his men.

For the unversed, the ongoing Test match holds great significance. With the series being posied at 1-1 after the first three games, the winner of this contest would take an unassailable 2-1 lead in the five-match series. Hence, both teams shouldn’t leave any stones turned.