Jasprit Burmah became the fastest Indian pacer to 100 test wickets.© AFP
Jasprit Bumrah became the fastest Indian pacesetter to 100 Test wickets during Day 5 of the fourth Test against England at The Oval on Monday. Bumrah achieved the feat in 24 Tests, one less than Kapil Dev, who had held this record after reaching there in 25 Tests. Irfan Pathan (28), Mohammed Shami (29) and Javagal Srinath (30) are the other Indian pacesetters on the list. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) tweeted after Bumrah Ollie Pope pitched in the second innings to reach the milestone. He then sent Jonny Bairstow packing to give England a double whammy.
What a way to reach the milestone! @Jaspritbumrah93 a beauty bowls when Pope is bowled. Among the Indian pacers, he is the fastest to reach the 100 test wickets mark. https://t.co/OOZebPnBZU #TeamIndia #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/MZFSFQkONB
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 6, 2021
Of all Indian bowlers, Ravichandran Ashwin holds the record for being the fastest to reach 100 Test wickets, having reached there in just 18 Tests.
Erapalli Prasanna (20), Anil Kumble (21), Subhash Gupte (22), BS Chandrasekhar (22) and Pragyan Ojha (22) are some other names on this list.
Bumrah’s return in the second innings helped set off a mini-collapse as Ravindra Jadeja struck from the other side and took two wickets.
Earlier, half a century of Shardul Thakur and Rishabh Pant on Day 4 helped India to a post of 466 in the second innings, after being thrown out for 191 in the first inning.
England made 290 in their first innings, but the 99-run lead was comfortably washed away by the hosts, courtesy of a first test century by Rohit Sharma (127), who added 83 for the first wicket with KL Rahul and then 153 for the second wicket with Cheteshwar Pujara.
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