IND vs ENG 2nd Test: Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah receive a grand welcome from teammates after 89-run stand on Day 5 – India bowlers Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah received grand welcome in the Indian dressing room at Lord’s after their extra-ordinary batting display on Day 5 of the Lord’s Test on Monday. Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah stitched together a partnership of 89 runs for the 9th wicket.
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 16, 2021
BCCI shared a video of Team India welcoming the duo in the dressing room with the caption, “A partnership to remember for ages for @Jaspritbumrah93 & @MdShami11 on the field and a rousing welcome back to the dressing room from #TeamIndia. What a moment this at Lord’s #ENGvIND.”
Known for their skills with the ball, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami delivered with the bat to put the visitors in a commanding position against England.
This after their sensational unbeaten 89-run stand in the opening session saw India claw back into the game. They did add a few feathers to the cap during the partnership. In SENA(South Africa, England, New Zealand, and Australia) countries, this was India’s first 50+ 9th wicket partnership after VVS Laxman and RP Singh recorded one in 2008 against Australia. This is also Mohammed Shami’s second Test half-century and his highest score.
Resuming the final day on 181/6, India was handed a huge blow after Risabh Pant was sent packing by Ollie Robinson as the Indian batsman poked at the ball and Jos Buttler completed an easy catch. But England’s joy was short-lived as after Ishant Sharma’s dismissal, it was the Mohammed Shami-Jasprit Bumrah show.
The England bowling attack used whatever there was in the arsenal, but the Indians persisted and held their ground well. Amid the body blows, a barrage of bouncers and thunderous applause from the Lord’s balcony, both the Indian pacers grew in confidence with each passing delivery.
In the end, it gave Virat Kohli the opportunity to declare the innings on 298/8 and set England a target of 272 runs in the last two sessions.