Jasprit Bumrah creates world record for scoring most runs in an over in Test cricket

Star Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah on Saturday smashed the most number of runs in an over in a Test cricket match.

Bumrah achieved this record during the fifth and final Test against England at Edgbaston in Birmingham.

On Day 2, during the 84th over of the first innings, India’s stand-in captain smoked English pacer Stuart Broad for — 4,5w,7nb,4,4,4,6,1 — a total of whooping 35 runs of which 29 runs went to Bumrah’s account.

With this, he has surpassed legendary West Indies batter Brian Lara, who hit South Africa’s Robin Peterson for 28 in an over in 2003. Following Lara are former Australian batter George Bailey, who hit England pacer James Anderson for 28 in 2013 and South African spinner Keshav Maharaj, who torched England’s Joe Root for 28 runs in 2020.