IND vs ENG 4th Test: Joe Root awestruck by Jasprit Bumrah, says ‘Bumrah’s world-class bowling was turning point today’ – England captain Joe Root was awestruck by India’s premier pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who changed the game on its head with an outstanding spell after lunch on Day 5 of the fourth Test here at the Kennington Oval, London on Monday. Root also said that Bumrah’s bowling was the turning point of the match.
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IND vs ENG 4th Test: “Bumrah is a world-class bowler and outstanding spell by him after the lunch. I think that spell changed the game on its head,” he said in the post-match press conference. Jasprit Bumrah also became the fastest Indian pacer to reach 100 wickets in the longest format of the game. Bumrah achieved the feat in the ongoing fourth Test against England when he removed Ollie Pope for 2 in the second session of the final day.
With the conditions good enough for batting, England openers got the hosts off to a decent start, with both scoring fifties, however, Shardul came into the attack and got rid of Burns in his first over of day 5.
Shardul Thakur who was part of the Indian quartet in scoring more than 50 runs in the second innings, again dazzled as he sent back Joe Root to the pavilion. Hosts were still in the game until just after lunch on Day 5 when Jasprit Bumrah produced a glorious spell to give India a real shot at victory.
IND vs ENG 4th Test: “Frustrating not to get something from the game today, we felt we had an opportunity to win, but credit to India, they got the ball to reverse and that was the turning point. Could have made more of a first-innings lead, and you have to make chances count against world-class players. Got to find ways to get better but be realistic and realise that was world-class bowling. It might reverse at OT, we’ll have to manage it better. Whenever you lose the game you can look at the toss, but we’ve got to be more ruthless and make that a 200-run lead. Got to be clinical, not be comfy, make big partnerships. We have played good cricket and important to remember that,” he added.
IND vs ENG 4th Test: Root also opened up on injury issues in the English side. “Woody is coming good, injuries have been frustrating, but those guys that have had the opportunity have been excellent.”
India vs England: On day 5, Indian bowlers delivered big time on the last day of the fourth Test at the Kensington Oval on Monday as the genius of mercurial Jasprit Bumrah, and all-round performance by Shardul Thakur in the match helped visitors in defeating England by 157 runs to gain an unassailable lead of 2-1 in the series. This is also India’s first win in Oval in 50 years.