India vs England 2nd Test: Role reversals for Bumrah and Shami as play redefining knock with bat


Shami,
scored
the
most
important
half-century
of
his
career
while
Bumrah
showed
tremendous
application
as
their
89-run
unbroken
ninth-wicket
partnership
laid
the
foundation
of
India’s
win.

Shami,
who
remained
unbeaten
on
56
from
70
balls
reached
his
second
half-century
in
style,
hitting
a
towering
six
off
Moeen
Ali
while
Bumrah
made
a
stubborn
34
not
not
out
to
bat
England
out
of
the
game
as
the
both
specialist
bowlers
came
up
with
redifining
career-best
knocks
with
the
bat.

The
duo
not
only
added
invaluable
runs
for
the
ninth
wicket
after
the
early
dismal
of
Rishabh
Pant
on
the
fifth-day
moring,
but
also
consumed
enough
overs
to
take
one
session
virtually
out
of
the
equation.

This
was
also
India’s
highest
ninth
wicket
stand
in
a
Test
match
in
England.

“Calling
this
partnership
crucial
would
be
an
understatement.
It
has
changed
the
complexion
of
the
game!
Well
done,”
tweeted
Indian
great
Sachin
Tendulkar
and
his
comments
were
spot
on
as
India
went
on
to
win
a
thrilling
game.

England
captain
Joe
Root
decided
to
spread
the
field
anticipating
a
lot
of
aerial
shots
from
the
duo,
but
much
to
his
horror
and
his
own
dressing
room’s
surprise,
both
were
ready
to
put
their
heads
down
and
play
proper
cricketing
shots.

With
Mark
Wood
bowling
with
deep
point
and
deep
mid-wicket,
the
singles
came
easily
and
both
of
them
showed
copybook
forward
defence
to
Moeen,
someone
who
has
troubled
the
top-order
regularly.

Jasprit
Bumrah
battles
bouncers,
verbal
volleys
from
Wood,
Buttler

They
were
peppered
with
a
few
short
balls
and
Bumrah
also
got
hit
on
the
helmet
by
Wood,
but
he
manfully
carried
on
concentrating
even
more.

Their
partnership
was
applauded
generously
by
the
Lord’s
crowd,
mostly
Indians,
but
it
was
their
change
room
that
gave
them
a
standing
ovation.

“A
partnership
to
remember
for
ages
for
@Jaspritbumrah93
&
@MdShami11
on
the
field
and
a
rousing
welcome
back
to
the
dressing
room
from
#TeamIndia,”
BCCI
tweeted
the
video
from
their
official
handle.

Shami
flicked
Anderson
for
a
boundary
and
also
hit
a
picturesque
cover-drive
off
Moeen.
If
that
was
not
enough,
he
also
lofted
Moeen
over
mid-on
for
a
boundary.

Once
they
had
added
30-odd
runs,
Root
understood
that
the
aerial
shot
strategy
had
backfired
and
got
back
to
the
traditional
two-slip
and
gully
field.

“Really
happy
to
see
the
entire
team
giving
a
grand
welcome
to
both
Bumrah
&
Shami.
Such
partnerships
in
trying
circumstances
lifts
the
morale
of
the
entire
team
and
suddenly
gets
everyone
charged
up.
Great
to
see
the
team
enjoying
each
other’s
success,”
VVS
Laxman,
another
Indian
batting
great
tweeted
after
seeing
the
innings
and
the
subsequent
reaction
they
got
in
the
dressing
room.

With
Root’s
strategy
having
backfired,
Bumrah’s
defence
and
Shami’s
attack
had
piled
on
England
frustrations
which
led
to
some
on-field
altercation
between
the
two
Indians
Root
and
his
premier
pacer
Anderson.

At
the
end
of
the
match,
Indian
skipper
Virat
Kohli
was
cadid
while
admitting
that
the
altercation
really
fuelled
the
team
as
India
registered
one
of
their
comeback
wins
in
Test
history.





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