Jasprit Bumrah adds a special feather of 150 wickets to his Test career

Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah delivered a stunning bowling performance, helping India secure a commanding 171-run lead against England. Early in the game, England was in a comfortable position at 123/2; however, Bumrah’s onslaught hit them hard. He dismissed Joe Root and Ollie Pope in quick intervals, shifting the momentum in India’s favor. Although Bairstow tried to rebuild, Bumrah picked him up for 25 runs, and Kuldeep Yadav added further damage by dismissing Ben Foakes and Rehan Ahmed for 6 each. Bumrah then halted the momentum of Stokes, dismissing him for 47 runs.

The 30-year-old didn’t stop there, continuing to pick up James Anderson and Tom Hartley as England were bowled out for 253, leaving India with a lead of 143 runs. At the end of the day, Rohit Sharma and Jaiswal stood firm at the crease, extending India’s lead to 171 runs.

Bumrah also etched his name in history by becoming the fastest Indian pacer to reach 150 Test wickets, achieving the feat in only 34 matches. He achieved this feat by dismissing England skipper Ben Stokes with a well-executed cutter delivery that left the batsman out bowled. Notably, Bumrah had reached the 100-wicket mark in Tests against England itself, back in 2021, taking only 24 matches. This time, it took him just 10 more matches to add another 50 wickets to his tally, showcasing his remarkable consistency and impact.

Fastest Indian bowlers to take 150 wickets: 

Players NameMatches
Ravichandran Ashwin29
Ravindra Jadeja32
Jasprit Bumrah34
Erapalli Prasanna34
Anil Kumble34
Harbhajan Singh35
Bhagwath Chandrasekhar35