Bumrah breaks Lara’s world record, 35 runs in one over of Test match by 29 runs against Broad

Birmingham, Jul 2 (PTI) India captain Jasprit Bumrah on Saturday created a world record for most runs in an over in Test cricket by scoring 29 runs off Stuart Broad, surpassing the feat of legendary Brian Lara by one run.

This world record was held by Lara for 18 years, which he achieved in a Test match in 2003–04 by scoring 28 runs over South African left-arm spinner Robin Peterson, which included four fours and two sixes in six valid balls.

Former Australia player George Bailey also scored 28 runs in an over but he was behind Lara in the count of boundaries.

In the opening World T20 in 2007 on Broad, Indian star Yuvraj Singh hit six sixes in an over. Broad conceded 35 runs, including six extra runs (five wides and one no ball), in the 84th over of India’s first innings in the fifth Test here on Saturday.

Indian skipper Bumrah remained unbeaten on 31 off 16 balls with four fours and two sixes.

The over, however, started with a hook shot which Bumrah could not time which went for a boundary, after which in desperation, Broad hit a bouncer who was wide that went off the ground and got five runs.

The next ball was a ‘no ball’ on which Bumrah hit a six.

On the next three balls, Bumrah hit three fours in different directions – at mid on, final leg and mid wicket.

Then Bumrah hit a six at deep mid-wicket and took a run in the last ball to make a total of 35 runs in this over.

India thus scored 416 runs in the first innings with hundreds of Rishabh Pant (146 runs) and Ravindra Jadeja (104 runs).

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