Jasprit Bumrah sets world record by hitting 35 runs in a Stuart broad over

Jasprit Bumrah hit 35 runs in a single over by Stuart Broad (Image: Getty)

Jasprit Bumrah set a Test world record after hitting 35 runs in a single over by Stuart Broad at Edgbaston.

The India skipper came into the crease with his side in a dominant position after victorious centuries ahead of mid-tier batsmen Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja.

However, England would at least have felt confident in keeping the Tourists below 400 as they lay 375-9 as No 11 Mohammed Siraj stepped to the crease.

Broad’s tactic of peppering Bumrah with a barrage of bouncers backfired spectacularly, however, as the tailender continually pushed the England seam bowler to the limit with a series of unconventional hook-and-pull shots.

Bumrah’s teammates could hardly believe what they were seeing as Virat Kohli laughed uncontrollably in the dressing room as his teammate fell to his feet after a less-than-elegant pirouette.

The over culminated in chaotic fashion as Bumrah pinched a fast single while Siraj was just about to assert himself, despite diving full-length to break the stumps.

Jasprit Bumrah put on an incredible batting show against Stuart Broad's bowler

Jasprit Bumrah put on an incredible display of hitting against Stuart Broad’s bowling (Image: Getty)

Bumrah’s exceptional performance broke the 28 runs taken from James Anderson in 2013 when George Bailey beat him with two sixes in Perth.

Brian Lara, on the other hand, also hit 28 runs from a Robin Pieterson over in 2003.

India’s innings finally ended when Siraj Anderson skied to Broad at half-time, but the damage was done as the tourists smashed 78 runs from nearly 12 overs on the second morning to finish with 416 points.

And while Bumrah’s miraculous shot had to be applauded, former England spinner Phil Tuffnell was stunned by Broad’s approach.

“England need to change how they bat here,” he told the BBC.

“You have to be careful. Well and good to go out there and be positive and try, but you could very easily fall behind in the game.

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