Jasprit Bumrah became the fastest Indian pacer taking 100 test wickets.© AFP
Jasprit Bumrah reigned supreme on Day 5 of the fourth Test between India and England at The Oval with a menacing spell in the second session, where he fired Ollie Pope and Jonny Bairstow in quick succession to give India two vital breakthroughs. While Pope’s wicket made Bumrah the fastest among the Indian pacers to 100 Test wickets, Bairstow’s dismissal was a sight to behold when a magnificent toe-crushing yorker left the Englishman confused. Bairstow had no answers for this delivery because he was fired for a duck.
Watch Bumrah’s incredible wicket-taking Yorker here:
India has taken four wickets since lunch.
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Bumrah also became the fastest Indian pacer to take 100 wickets in Test cricket. He achieved this feat in 24 test matches, one less than Kapil Dev (25).
Besides Bumrah and Dev, Irfan Pathan (28), Mohammed Shami (29) and Javagal Srinath (30) are the other Indian pacers on the list of fastest Indian fast bowlers to 100 test wickets.
However, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin leads the pack among all Indian bowlers as he had reached the 100-wicket mark in just 18 matches.
Previously, India posted 466 runs in its second innings after trailing 99 runs in the first.
Rohit Sharma scored his first overseas Test hundred, Cheteshwar Pujara scored his second half-century of the series, and Shardul Thakur and Rishabh Pant also scored fifty to help India give England a 368-run goal.
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