Test cricket is one of the most unpredictable formats of the game as the game can turn on its head at any moment. Just when everyone thought England was cruising along, Jasprit Bumrah produced a magic ball to rattle Zak Crawley's stumps who had looked solid up until that moment in the game.
India and England are up against each other in the final Test match of the series. The battle between the teams is heating up as India has set a target of 378 for the hosts who have a reputation to chase down totals with their style of play. Earlier in the day, Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant started the day for India but both batters fell shortly after their fifty. Shreyas Iyer's struggles against the short ball continued as he was dismissed by Matthew Potts in a similar fashion to the first innings. Ravindra Jadeja and the Indian tailenders were not as effective on a day four pitch as Ben Stokes made sure India did not take the game away from them.
As the English openers came out to bat, Zak Crawley and Alex Lees smashed the Indian bowlers all around the park. The left-handed Lees raced away to his fifty and looks threatening as of now. Zak Crawley too started matching Lees shot for shot and the Indian camp looked concerned.
However, Indian captain Jasprit Bumrah came back in the attack after the ball got changed and did just what the Indian team needed. On the fourth ball of the 21st over, Bumrah pitched the ball and it came back in sharply much like a "magic ball" which deceived Zak Crawley completely as he left the ball alone that crashed into his stumps handing India a much-needed breakthrough.
Here is how the Internet reacted:
Magician arrives at Edgbaston!
What a ball by the captain Jasprit Bumrah. A much needed wicket before the tea. pic.twitter.com/l1PyMImBgz— Utkarsh / Cricket is love ❤ (@cricketfan__) July 4, 2022
He's done it again!
Obviously it has to be Bumrah who produces some magic outta nowhere whenever we're in dire need of a wicket.— Heisenberg ☢ (@internetumpire) July 4, 2022
It's only Boom Boom who can do wonders!
Keep goin' goat!
pic.twitter.com/Qo8var9EH8 WICKET FOR BUMRAH THE MINUTE I STARTED MY STREAM ON, GET INNN— siddhi (@_sectumsempra18) July 4, 2022
Captain leading from front!
Jasprit Bumrah is now the leading wicket taker of this Test series. Yet another dominating overseas series for Bumrah, 22 wickets so far.— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) July 4, 2022
Jasprit Bumrah becomes the leading wicket taker in this Test series 🐐 pic.twitter.com/ECDjy2PREy— MI Fans Army™ (@MIFansArmy) July 4, 2022
Only goat has that ability!
Bumrah how do you produce a wicket out of no where omfg— Pranav Paraswar (@ParaswarPranav) July 4, 2022
More to go!
That was unplayable!
Boom Boom! 💥💥— Deepanshu thakur (@realdpthakur17) July 4, 2022
Captain Bumrah brings up first wicket for Team India, Zak Crawley is out! 👆