England great Stuart Broad set a new if unwanted record by conceding 35 runs in a Test over, against India at Edgbaston on Saturday
Birmingham (United Kingdom) (AFP) - England great Stuart Broad set a new if unwanted record by conceding 35 runs in a Test over, against India at Edgbaston on Saturday.
Stand-in India captain Jasprit Bumrah did the bulk of the damage by hitting 29 runs off the bat in an over from Broad that also featured five wides and a no-ball struck for six.
The previous most runs scored in a Test over was 28, a feat achieved three times in the format’s 145-year history.
India were 377-9 at the start of the 84th over, with tailender Bumrah – leading India for the first time in place of regular captain Rohit Sharma who was ruled out with Covid-19 – on strike.
Bumrah hooked the first ball of the over for four off a top edge and the next delivery saw a bouncer soar over wicketkeeper Sam Billings’ head for five wides.
Then came the six from a no-ball – worth seven runs in total – off another top edge.
Broad’s following delivery, a full toss that came close to a no-ball on height, was smashed through mid-on for four.
An edged four to fine leg took India past 400 before Bumrah swung himself off his feet hitting another boundary.
Bumrah then ensured the Test-over record was broken in style with a hooked six off deep backward square leg before the over ended with a scrambled single as Broad failed to run out Mohammad Siraj.
It was not the first hugely expensive over of Broad’s international career – he conceded 36 runs when India’s Yuvraj Singh hit him for six sixes during a 2007 World Twenty20 match in Durban.
Most Test runs conceded in an over (runs, player, bowler, match, venue, season):
35 - Jasprit Bumrah (4, 5w, 7nb, 6, 4, 4, 4, 6, 1) Stuart Broad IND v ENG Birmingham 2022
28 - Brian Lara (4, 6, 4, 4, 4) Robin Peterson WIS v RSA Johannesburg 2003-04
28 - George Bailey (4, 6, 2, 4, 6, 6) James Anderson AUS v ENG Perth 2013-14
28 - Keshav Maharaj (4, 4, 4, 6, 6, 4b) Joe Root RSA v ENG Port Elizabeth 2019-20
Maharaj scored 24 off the bat - the last ball (marked 4b) was four beys
Bumrah scored 29 off the bat – second ball (marked 5w) was five wides and third ball (marked 7nb) was a no-ball which was hit for a six
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