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ENG vs IND: Jasprit Bumrah's World-Class Spell Of Reverse Swing Was The Turning Point Says Joe Root

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By IANS News
September 06, 2021 • 23:06 PM View: 1362

England captain Joe Root lauded the ability of pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah saying that his spell of reverse swing with the ball that was 60-odd over old turned the match in India's favour.

"Credit to India, they got the ball to reverse. I thought Bumrah's spell was the real turning point of the game," said skipper Joe Root after the match that India won by 157 runs.

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Till the 61st over, England were coasting along at 141/2 but Bumrah took the ball and after spinner Ravindra Jadeja had dismissed Haseeb Hameed, the right-arm pace bowler ran through the middle-order, picking the wickets of Ollie Pope and Jonny Bairstow.

"He's (Bumrah) a superb bowler and at times we need to be realistic and accept that he bowled really well. That was world-class bowling. Have to manage better if we're in a similar situation in the near future, especially our game against reverse swing."


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