Bumrah’s several bouncers hit Anderson and the latter was clearly not happy with it.
Day 3 of Lord’s Test was one of the best days of the ongoing series between England and India. It was the hosts led by Joe Root’s masterful knock who dominated the proceedings in the first two sessions. While the Indian bowlers came back stunningly in the final session to pick five wickets and limit England’s lead to only 27. Before getting bowled out though there was an enthralling over bowled by Jasprit Bumrah to James Anderson.
England’s number 11 had to face a barrage of bouncers at his body and it was no surprise that he was rattled with it. Bumrah’s first ball itself hit him on his head and had to undergo a concussion test. Play was stopped for around five to seven minutes and when it resumed, the Indian pacer didn’t stop and continued to deliver the bouncers at his body.
Clearly, the plan was to bounce him out and then pitch one straight into his legs in order to rattle his stumps. But it didn’t go as planned with Jasprit Bumrah bowling as many as four no-balls throughout the over. It took a massive 15 minutes for him to finish his over and most of his 10 balls were bouncers at James Anderson which he somehow played out.
James Anderson unhappy while Bumrah smiles past him
England’s veteran cricketer bravely hung around to make sure Joe Root gets a chance to score some quick runs in the next over. However, James Anderson was castled off the last ball of the day by Mohammed Shami and England’s innings came to a close. While walking back, Jasprit Bumrah went past him and smiled while looking at the batsman and also patted on Anderson’s back.
But the latter was clearly not happy with what he had faced and had to say some nasty things to his counterpart. Joe Root had to intervene and take Anderson away from Bumrah as things might have got complicated. The visuals of the previous day after stumps were shown during the pre-show on Sony Sports on Sunday and the debate around Bumrah’s over and Anderson’s response has begun.
Here’s the video:
Anderson vs Bumrah. pic.twitter.com/MJpeDinUB3
— Simran (@CowCorner9) August 15, 2021