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Jasprit Bumrah smashes most runs in an over in Test cricket to Stuart Broad

Before doing anything with the ball, captain Bumrah stunned the cricket world with the bat by creating a new world record in Test cricket by scoring the most runs in an over.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 03.07.2022
Jasprit Bumrah smashes most runs in an over in Test cricket to Stuart Broad

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The ongoing Birmingham Test is a debut for the Indian cricketer Jasprit Bumrah as a Test captain. Before doing anything with the ball, captain Jasprit Bumrah stunned the cricket world with the bat by creating a new world record in Test cricket by scoring the most runs in an over.

This is the much-awaited rescheduled fifth or final Test match between the hosts England and the visitors India in a five-match Test series that started last year. India are leading this Test series by a 2-1 margin, which is also a part of the 2021-23 ICC World Test Championship.               

After England sent the visitors to bat first on the opening day of this Test match, India were under pressure before the centurions Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja’s 222 runs partnership helped the visitors to manage a good first innings total. 

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Jasprit Bumrah vs Stuart Broad, most runs in an over in Test cricket

Newly appointed Indian stand-in Test captain Jasprit Bumrah’s fiery cameo helped the visitors to manage the 400+ total in the first innings. During that little knock, Bumrah also smashed the world record of most runs in an over in Test cricket history.  

It was the 84th over of the first innings of the Test match when Bumrah smashed English right-arm pacer Stuart Broad, who was helpless with the new ball. That over went just as 4, 5 wide, 6+1no ball, 4, 4, 4, 6 and 1 respectively.

While Broad leaked 35 runs in that over, Bumrah scored 29 runs with the bat in that over. Both are the records in each category as Bumrah is now holding the record of scoring the most runs in an over in Test cricket (29 runs).


Scoring most runs in an over in Test

Batter (Team)

Runs scored in an over*

Bowler (Team)

Venue

Year

Jasprit Bumrah (India)

29

Stuart Broad (England)

Birmingham

2022

Brian Lara (West Indies)

28

Robin Peterson (South Africa)

Johannesburg

2003

George Bailey (Australia)

28

James Anderson (England)

Perth

2013

Shahid Afridi (Pakistan)

27

Harbhajan Singh (India)

Lahore

2006

Craig McMillan (New Zealand)

26

Younis Khan (Pakistan)

Hamilton

2001

(Runs scored in an over* = only counted the named batter’s runs in an over; excluding any run from other batters in that over or extras)


Stuart Broad’s disheartened moment

On the other hand, Broad is holding the record of conceding the most runs in an over in Test cricket (35 runs).


Conceding most runs in an over in Test

Bowler (Team)

Runs conceded in an over

Venue

Year

Stuart Broad (England)

35

Birmingham

2022

Robin Peterson (South Africa)

28

Johannesburg

2003

James Anderson (England)

28

Perth

2013

Joe Root (England)

28

Port Elizabeth

2020

Harbhajan Singh (India)

27

Lahore

2006

 

Stuart Broad was also the first bowler to concede six sixes in a T20I match as the Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh smashed six sixes to Broad during a Super Eight match of the ICC World T20 2007. Broad conceded 36 runs in the 19th over of the first innings of that game at Durban, which is still the joint highest most expensive over in T20I cricket.  

Captain Jasprit Bumrah also created new multiple records in strike rate in a Test innings, including breaking an almost 94-year-old record  

While India scored 416 runs in the first innings, captain Bumrah remained not out on 31 runs off just 16 balls (4 fours and 2 sixes) with the strike rate of 193.75. It was also the special strike rate for the new Indian Test captain as Bumrah is now holding the record for the highest strike rate in a Test innings as an Indian Test captain (at least 25 runs). Ajinkya Rahane was the previous record holder in this list with the strike rate of 140.74 (38* off 27 balls) against Australia at Dharamsala in March 2017.

Here we are now pointing out Bumrah’s position in other record books with the strike rate of 193.75.


  • Highest strike rate in a Test innings by a captain (at least 25 runs) in an away Test match. The previous record was 158.82 by Percy Chapman (England) against Australia at Brisbane in 1928.


  • Fourth highest strike rate in a Test innings by a captain (at least 25 runs). Interestingly, three of them, including Bumrah, have scored exactly 31 runs in the respective innings.  


  • Fifth highest strike rate in a Test innings by an Indian cricketer (at least 25 runs).  

 

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