File photo of Jasprit Bumrah© BCCI/Sportzpix
India's Jasprit Bumrah arguably produced his best performance in a Test match in India as the team defeated England in the 2nd Test of the 5-match series. Bumrah's heroics with the ball earned him the Player of the Match award as well as praise from the entire cricket world. Thanks to his 9 wickets in the match, Bumrah also reached the number 1 spot in the ICC bowler test rankings. Even England fast bowler Chris Woakes praised Bumrah the most after seeing India's star bowler wreaking havoc with the ball in difficult conditions.
Bumrah took 6 wickets in the first innings and 3 wickets in the second innings, as India defeated England by 106 runs to level the 5-match series 1-1. After the match, Woakes had nothing but praise for Bumrah.
“In the last Test match, Jasprit Bumrah was exceptional, he is a world-class player. In all formats, he is one of the best, if not the best, at the moment. It is great to see the fast bowling executed so well, especially In this condition,” Chris Woakes told ANI.
“When you are going to play India, obviously India will be the favourites. Team England knows what they need to do to compete and they will see where the series is now at 1-1. The next match is very important. Will happen because it's the middle game of this series,” he said.
England beat India by 28 runs in the first Test in Hyderabad to take a 1-0 lead in the series, but Bumrah's 'boomball', his pin-point yorkers and his ability to put the batsmen under pressure made England extremely aggressive. , made positive. And the result-oriented “baseball” approach was reinforced during the second Test in Visakhapatnam, which India won by 106 runs.
After the match, Bumrah soon overtook Ashwin to become the number one Test bowler in the world.
with ANI input
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