The Indian cricket team is currently playing the second match of the ICC World Test Championship series against the Sri Lankan cricket team at Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium. The match began yesterday, and a total of 16 wickets fell on Day 1. Jasprit Bumrah bowled exceptionally well for the home side.
Earlier on Day 1, Indian team captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to have a bat first. The Indian team got off to a decent starts. Quite a few top-order batters looked good in the middle but they could not convert their starts into big scores.
Middle-order batter Shreyas Iyer emerged as the top-scorer for the home team with 92 runs to his name off 98 balls. He smashed 10 fours and four sixes in his entertaining innings. Lasith Embuldeniya and Praveen Jayawickrama scalped three wickets each for Sri Lanka as the islanders bowled India out for 252 runs.
In reply, Sri Lanka got off to a horrendous start with the bat. They lost six wickets on Day 1 with only 86 runs on the board. Jasprit Bumrah enjoyed bowling in the middle with the pink ball. He took the wickets of Kusal Mendis, Lahiru Thirimanne and Angelo Mathews on the first day.
On Day 2 of the pink-ball Test, Bumrah completed his five-wicket haul quickly with the wickets of Lasith Embuldeniya and Niroshan Dickwella. India managed to bowl Sri Lanka out for 109 runs in just 35.5 overs.
Bumrah needed only 10 overs to take five wickets for the home team. He returned with figures of 10-4-24-5. His economy rate was 2.4, while he did not concede any extra runs in his economical spell.
Twitterati was highly impressed with the bowling performance from Jasprit Bumrah
Fans on Twitter heaped praise on Jasprit Bumrah after his maiden five-wicket haul in Tests on home soil. Many even felt he could win the T20 World Cup for the country soon. Here are some of the best reactions:
Jasprit Bumrah will wins us T20 WC 2022 📌📌
— Pranjal (@Mahicopter) March 13, 2022Advertisement
Jasprit Bumrah Test 5-Wicket haul
✔️ South Africa
✔️ West Indies
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) March 13, 2022
Since Bumrah's DebutAdvertisement
Fifers by Indian Pacers in Test
8 – Bumrah*
4 – Shami
4 – Ishant
2 – Umesh#INDvsSL
— CricBeat (@Cric_beat) March 13, 2022Advertisement
Jasprit Bumrah completed 300 wickets in International cricket – A modern day great.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) March 13, 2022Advertisement
Jasprit Bumrah has his first Test fifer in Indian conditions. His 8th fifer overall from 29 matches.
A genius of this generation.Advertisement
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) March 13, 2022
Jasprit Bumrah's 5/24 – This is the Best bowling figure for an Indian seamer against Sri Lanka in Test Cricket.Advertisement
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) March 13, 2022
He’s put in so many tough stints abroad. Absolutely deserving of a first 5 wicket haul in Test cricket at home Jasprit Bumrah. Top class as always.Advertisement
— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) March 13, 2022
5⃣-wicket haul in a Test innings – just another day in the life of @Jaspritbumrah93! 🤷#DidYouKnow: This was the Indian speedster's first-ever fifer on home soil!#INDvSL #Bumrah #BelieveInBlue pic.twitter.com/LrTMNcD70BAdvertisement
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) March 13, 2022
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) March 13, 2022
I would pay to watch Jasprit Bumrah bowl. What a bowler!Advertisement
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) March 13, 2022