Jasprit Bumrah beats Mitchell Starc to bowl the fastest delivery in the Test match
Bumrah didn't concede many runs either.
Published - Dec 7, 2018 4:00 pm | Updated - Dec 7, 2018 4:02 pm
Pacer Jasprit Bumrah has been one of India’s gun bowlers in all the three formats. After making his international debut back in 2016, the Ahmedabad-born cricketer forayed into Test cricket earlier this year against South Africa in the three-match series, which the visiting lost 1-2. He has suffered from a few injuries but has managed to recover pretty much on time.
The 25-year-old is currently in Australia where India are playing a four-match series. The first match is currently taking place at Adelaide Oval and the visitors are in a strong position as they are leading by 59 runs with three Australian wickets to get in the first innings. Bumrah has also done exceedingly well and hasn’t flattered to deceive by any stretch of the imagination.
Bumrah spews venom
The fast bowler has thus far churned out 20 overs in which he has conceded 34 runs along with a couple of prized wickets of Peter Handscomb and Pat Cummins. Moreover, he also bowled as many as nine maiden overs, something which manifests his accurate display with the leather in hand. To add to his delight, Bumrah, undoubtedly, set the speedometer on fire.
One of his balls clocked 153 km/h and it came during his first spell as per reports in The Cricket Prof. Australia have a few pacers who can crank up the speed, especially the likes of Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins. However, none of them could cross Bumrah in terms of speed. The brilliant piece of bowling didn’t spring a surprise as the Australian pitches have pace and bounce.
Generally, Australia welcome their opponents with such deliveries equivalent to missiles. Nevertheless, in this scenario, they have got the taste of their own medicine. Bumrah is likely to get a bowl on the third day’s morning and he would want to pick up the last three wickets as early as possible.