The second test match between England and India at the Lord’s cricket ground has witnessed some intense moments. During the first session on day five, Mark Wood and Jasprit Bumrah engaged in a heated argument.
The Indian pacer also had a chat with the umpires and Jos Buttler regarding the incident. Virender Sehwag who was in the commentary box shared his take on the heated discussion. In a typical Sehwag fashion, he jokingly said, “If I was Bumrah, I would have said, I am from Mumbai Indians and will get all your IPL contracts cancelled.”
In the very next over, Mark Wood bowled a bouncer to Jasprit Bumrah, who swung his bat wildly and slammed the ball for a four. The Indian dressing was up on their feet including the Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane, animatedly applauding the boundary.
WHAT A SHOT! Bumrah 💥♥️ pic.twitter.com/bQoRK3YYp0
— ︎ ︎Mahi (@KohlizBitch) August 16, 2021
Earlier in the match, on day three, Jasprit Bumrah troubled James Anderson with a barrage of bouncers. A nasty short pitch delivery hit Anderson on the helmet. The England pacer got out to Mohammad Shami in the last over. Anderson, frustrated with the tactics exchanged a few heated words with Bumrah at the end of the day’s play.
Shami and Bumrah provide early breakthroughs for India
On the back of an 89-runs stand between Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami, India set England a target of 272 in the fourth innings. The pacers have got India off to a brilliant start, reducing England to two down for tens runs on the board.
Jasprit Bumrah provided the first breakthrough for India dismissing Rory Burns for a duck. In the very next over, Mohammed Shami got Dominic Sibley out. England is 262 runs away from the target. After the fall of Dominic Sibley’s wicket, Skipper Joe Root joined Haseeb Hameed at the crease.