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‘It was pretty unlucky’ – James Anderson on Stuart Broad’s 35-run over against Jasprit Bumrah

Written by Vishwas Gupta

England pace bowling spearhead James Anderson backed his bowling partner Stuart Broad, who was on the receiving end of an unwanted record on day two of the fifth Test against India at Edgbaston on Saturday.

Coming in to bat at No. 10, India’s stand-in captain Jasprit Bumrah made light of a bowler of Broad’s calibre, hitting him for four boundaries and two sixes in an over, while six runs came off extras.

Anderson, who took his 30th five-for in Test cricket, revealed that Broad’s over wouldn’t have been under discussion if one of Bumrah’s shots landed into the fielder’s hands.

“Yeah, it is just one of those things. On another day, one of those top edges goes straight to hand. If that gets taken, nobody talks about the over,” said Anderson at the post-match press conference.

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