Jasprit Bumrah imitates Yuvraj Singh, slams Stuart Broad for the most expensive over in Test cricket
Team India approached the 2nd day of the one-off Test aggressively. They added 78 runs in 11.5 overs to end their innings on 416.
Ravindra Jadeja delighted Indian fans with his century but the highlight of the morning was Stuart Broad bowling the most expensive over in Test cricket’s history.
Stuart Broad was at the receiving end of yet another unwanted record as Jasprit Bumrah smashed the 36-year-old for 35 runs in the 84th over to produce the most expensive over in the game’s history.
India were 377/9, and Broad was in his 18th over of the innings. He was bowling to the Indian skipper Jasprit Bumrah, who became the highest-scoring debutant captain while batting at no. 10.
Bumrah smashed four boundaries and two sixes. He collected 28 runs with his willow while Broad gave away seven runs as extra.
The break-up of each delivery is as follows.
1st Ball- Four
2nd Ball- Five wides
3rd Ball- Six + No ball for overstepping
4th Ball- Four
5th Ball- Four
6th Ball- Four
7th Ball – six
8th Ball- a single
Broad conceded 35 runs making it the most expensive over in the game’s history. The previous record was of 28 runs on three different occasions.
Brian Lara smashed 28 off Robin Peterson in the 2003/2004 season. George Bailey scored the same number of runs against James Anderson in 2013-2014 and Keshav Maharaj hammered Joe Root in 2019-2020.
With this humiliating feat, Broad now holds the record for bowling the most expensive over in both T20Is and Test cricket.
Yuvraj Singh struck Broad for six sixes in the 2007 World Cup.