These 2 balls proved to be the biggest turning point on a lifeless pitch, otherwise India would not have won


London: Team India showed such a game of deadly bowling on the lifeless pitch on the last day of the fourth test match against England, which made the British go crazy. India had given a target of 368 runs to England to win the Oval Test. England had to score 291 more runs on the last day of the Test match. By lunch, England’s score was two wickets for 131 runs. England captain Joe Root and Haseeb Hameed were at the crease.

Bumrah didn’t let victory slip out of India’s hands

England could have made this match even a draw, but Jasprit Bumrah did not let the victory slip from India’s hand. Despite the flat pitch after lunch, the Indian bowlers were doing reverse swing. Before Jasprit Bumrah came into action, Ravindra Jadeja had returned Haseeb Hameed to the pavilion and England’s score was 3 for 141 runs.

These 2 balls proved to be the biggest turning point

Jasprit Bumrah bowled Ollie Pope on his fast pace inswinger yorker in the 65th over of England’s second innings. Oli Pope, who was the hero of the first innings of this ball of Bumrah, had no answer and he looked helpless in front of this ball of this bowler.

Bumrah pushes England on the back foot

Bumrah did not agree even after this and in the 67th over, Jonny Bairstow was also clean bowled and pushed England on the back foot. Jasprit Bumrah used a T20-style yorker to dismiss Bairstow, which the batsman did not understand at all. By the time Bairstow could understand the ball and bring the bat down, his gills were scattered.

Bairstow’s reaction was worth watching

The reaction of England wicket-keeper batsman Jonny Bairstow after being dismissed was worth watching and the disappointment could be clearly seen on his face while going to the pavilion. In this way, Bumrah turned the tide of the match by dismissing the England batsmen Ollie Pope and Jonny Bairstow.

Bumrah made this plan after lunch

After the match, captain Virat Kohli said, ‘Bumrah said after lunch that give me the ball. With those two big wickets, Bumrah turned the game in our favour. Kohli said that Bumrah himself was trying to bowl at that time. Kohli said, ‘When the ball started to reverse swing, Bumrah said let me bowl, he cast that spell and with those two big wickets, the match turned towards us.’


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