New Delhi: The recently-concluded Ind vs Eng Lord’s Check was very particular for the Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket group and deadly speedster Jasprit Bumrah. The star bowler (89-run ninth wicket partnership between him and Mohammed Shami) performed a vital function, each with the bat and bowl, to assist India attain a memorable win.
Crew India’s historic victory within the Lord’s Check is not going to simply be remembered for Bumrah’s heroics but additionally the on-field heated competetion between him and England’s veteran paceman James Anderson.
Bumrah had brought about plenty of hassle for tail-ender Anderson throughout England’s first innings by bowling some livid yorkers and bouncers to him. Now Anderson has given his response to Bumrah’s bouncer barrage.
“I got caught off guard a little bit because all the batters coming in were saying how slow the pitch was,” Anderson stated on the Tailenders podcast.
“Banged in short; it was really slow. When I came out to bat, Joe said Bumrah was not bowling as quick as he normally does. And then, the first ball was 90 miles an hour and on the money, wasn’t it? And it felt like I haven’t felt like this ever in my career. I felt he wasn’t trying to get me out,” Anderson stated.
“I felt he wasn’t trying to get me out. He bowled an over, maybe 10, 11, 12 balls. He was bowling no-ball after no-ball, bowling short. I think he bowled two on the stumps which I managed to dig out. So for me, it was just about trying to survive that and get Joe back on strike,” stated Anderson.
The highly-waited third Check match of the India vs England five-match sequence is slated to be performed from August 25 on the Headingley, Leeds. Virat Kohli & Co. at the moment lead the sequence 1-0 and can intention to win the Ind vs Eng third Check to take an unassailable lead within the sequence.