Jasprit Bumrah’s maiden first-class half-century: The Indian tail-ender didn’t give up after a batting collapse in the second tour match.
During the first day of the second tour match of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia in Sydney, India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah registered his maiden first-class half-century to surprise one and all.
Coming in to bat at No. 10 in the 33rd over following a batting collapse, Bumrah remained unperturbed about the match situation and played his shots with utmost freedom.
With India soon losing their ninth wicket in Navdeep Saini (4), Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj (22) shared a 71-run partnership for the 10th wicket to propel India to 194/10 in 48.3 overs.
In a situation where the visitors had nothing to lose, the right-hand batsman crossed his previous best of 16* and his determined approached saw him finding boundaries quite frequently.
Having shown intentions of dismantling the opposition bowlers, a hard-hitting shot from Bumrah also injured Australia A all-rounder Cameron Green who failed to collect the ball cleanly off his own bowling.
Having scored 55* (57) with the help of six fours and two sixes, Bumrah top-scored for India to put on display a rare sight. After India captain Ajinkya Rahane (4) won the toss and chose to bat, his team flourished on the back of stroke-filled innings from Shubman Gill (43) and Prithvi Shaw (40) but losing wickets in a flurry cost India at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Jasprit Bumrah’s maiden first-class half-century
Maiden first-class fifty for @Jaspritbumrah93 and this is also his first 50 in any format! He gets to his half-century in 54 balls in a pink-ball game against Australia A! #TeamIndia #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/U0Z6su8umO
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 11, 2020
— Bharat Sundaresan (@beastieboy07) December 11, 2020
— Surya Kumar Yadav (@surya_14kumar) December 11, 2020
“Bumrah on fire!” “With the bat!” pic.twitter.com/LIUUlQ2gfP
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) December 11, 2020
Jasprit Bumrah reaches his maiden first-class fifty with a SIX in the practice match against Australia A 👀pic.twitter.com/WGrG4fQnyD
— ICC (@ICC) December 11, 2020
well, before we find out how good bumrah is with the pink ball, we’ve discovered he’s pretty good against it! #AusAvIND
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) December 11, 2020
Jasprit Bumrah brings up a Glenn McGrath-like half century, his first in first-class cricket. With a six, no less
— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) December 11, 2020
Bumrah 50!!! #INDvAUSA
— Isa Guha (@isaguha) December 11, 2020
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