IND vs SL, 2nd Test: Jasprit Bumrah Bags Maiden Five-for at Home, Equals Kapil Dev’s Incredible Record

Written by Vishwas Gupta

India vice-captain Jasprit Bumrah on Sunday produced a remarkable bowling performance that floored Sri Lankan batting order in the ongoing Pink Test in Bengaluru. The right-arm quick bagged his eighth five-wicket haul, in just his 29th Test match, to bundle out the visitors for 109, handing a 143-run lead in first innings to India.

His maiden fifer on home soil let him equal an incredible record of Kapil Dev. The former India captain had also registered his 8th five-wicket haul in his 29th Test match.

Bumrah achieved the feat on Sunday by dismissing Niroshan Dickwella in the morning session on day 2 at M Chinnaswamy stadium.

With this achievement, Bumrah is now the fourth Indian bowler to calim a five-for in Day-Night Tests following Axar Patel (2), Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav. The Indian vice-captain registered figures of 5 for 24; the best numbers by an Indian fast bowler against Sri Lanka. He surpasses Ishant’s tally of 5/54 in Colombo in 2015.

This also the third-best bowling figures by a seamer after James Anderson’s 5 for 16 in Leeds (2016) and Pat Cummins’ 6 for 23 in Brisbane (2019).

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