England's Stuart Broad concedes new record of 35 runs in a Test over

By: News Desk
Published: 04:09 PM, 2 Jul, 2022
England's Stuart Broad concedes new record of 35 runs in a Test over
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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.

In his first Test as India captain, Jasprit Bumrah has set a new world record. And, it has not happened with his bowling but batting.

On the second day of the rescheduled fifth Test between India and England at Edgbaston on Saturday (July 2), Bumrah set a record for scoring the most runs in a single over.

The record feat came in the 84th over of India’s first innings. Bumrah hit England paceman Stuart Broad for 35 runs including three fours and two sixes.

The over started off with a 4 followed by 5 wides. Next, a no-ball was hit by Bumrah for 6. After this, he hit three consecutive 4s. The fifth ball was smashed for 6 and the final ball saw the Indian skipper take a single. Of the 35 runs (4, 5wd, 7 (6+1nb), 4, 4, 4, 6, 1), Bumrah accounted for 29.

Bumrah, who batted at No. 10, remained unbeaten on 31 off 16 with four fours and two sixes. India was all out for 416 in 84.5 overs after centuries from Rishabh Pant (146) and Ravindra Jadeja (104).

In 2007, Broad had conceded 36 runs in one over against India as Yuvraj Singh hit a world record six sixes off the bowler in South Africa during the ICC World Twenty20 Championship.

The previous record for scoring most number of runs in a single over in Tests belonged to Brian Lara (West Indies), George Bailey (Australia) and Keshav Maharaj (South Africa). They all had scored 28 runs each in an over.

Lara achieved the feat against South Africa’s Robin Peterson in 2003 while Bailey hit England paceman James Anderson for 28 runs in 2013. Maharaj scored those runs off England’s part-time spinner Joe Root in 2020.