Cricket Records: This year on July 2, while playing for India against England at the Edgbaston stadium in Birmingham, tail-ender Jasprit Bumrah set a world record for the most runs scored in a Test cricket over. Stuart Broad, the top speedster for England, gave up 35 runs in his over with Bumrah, a number 10 batsman, on the strike.
Bumrah’s power-hitting stunned everyone
29 of these 35 runs were scored by Bumrah with the bat, while the remaining six runs came through extras. West Indies legend Brian Lara previously held the record for the most runs scored in a Test cricket over, scoring 28 runs off an over bowled by South African spinner Robin Pieterson in the year 2003.
Broad’s opening delivery saw a four run off the first ball. A repeat delivery was made after the second went for five wides. Then a no-ball was hit for a six and followed by that. The following three deliveries were made to the boundary, each for four. Bumrah hit a six on the fifth delivery and then singled to end the over.
Watch the video of Bumrah’s starry knock here
Brian Lara held the record earlier
It’s unexpected that Bumrah broke Lara’s record because the latter is not well known for his powerhouse hitting. His highest score was 34, and his Test cricket average before that starry inning was just 6.21.
During the 2007 T20 World Cup, former Indian batter Yuvraj Singh smashed six sixes in a single over against Broad, the bowler who took the brunt of Bumrah’s bat-on-ball wrath.