Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah played a significant role in the win of India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham against England by a convincing margin 203 runs.
Cricket news: Bumrah played his first Test of the series in Trent Bridge and picked up seven wickets
He had suffered from thumb injury and had returned to the field in that match and it was his first game in this English tour.
In the first innings he took the prized wickets of Keaton Jennings and Jos Buttler and finished with figures of 12.2-2-37-2.
However he showed his talent in the second innings and took his second five-wicket haul in Test cricket.
England were making a comeback into the game, courtesy to a 169-run partnership between Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes.
But Bumrah wreaked havoc with the second new ball and destroyed the lower half of the formidable English batting lineup.
Buttler, who scored his maiden Test century in the second innings at Trent Bridge, praised the Ahmedabad-born bowler and said that India’s bowling is a brute force and Bumrah’s action has added a totally new dimension to it.
“Jasprit Bumrah came into the India side at Trent Bridge and his quirky action does give you something different to think about. His release points are a bit different but India have a lot of variety in their attack – Ishant Sharma has the height, Mohammed Shami has different angles, too. It’s a tough attack to come up against,” Buttler wrote in his column for Sky Sports.
Buttler did not impress in the first two Tests at Edgbaston and Lord’s, but returned to form at Trent Bridge.This is important for England who are ahead by 2-1 in the five-match Test series.
Both the teams will face each other in the fourth Test beginning from August 30 at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton.