The lower order batsmen Mohammed Shami and Jaspreet Bumrah have impressed everyone with their brilliant batting. Shami and Bumrah shared an unbroken 89 runs for the ninth wicket on Monday, the fifth and final day of the second Test against England at the historic Lord’s Ground. Based on their partnership, India scored 298 runs for the loss of eight wickets in their second innings and gave England a target of 272 for victory.
Shami scored an unbeaten 56 off 70 balls with six boundaries and a six. In addition, Bumrah made a valuable contribution of 34 off 64 balls with three boundaries. This is the highest score of Bumrah’s career. Earlier, India had scored 364 runs in their first innings, in reply England were leading by 271 runs at 391. India started 181 for six in the morning and Shami and Bumrah’s stunning batting back gave England a tough target.
When both batsmen returned to the pavilion, the teammates greeted their captain with great applause and the city. BCCI posted the video on its Twitter handle. In the video, when both players return to the dressing room, Mohammed Siraj and Cheteshwar Pujara stand in front, greeting them with loud applause and then patting their backs from behind.
Wow! The fun is that Gaia.
A wonderful partnership between Shami and Bumrah. He may not have the best technique but from experience I can tell bowlers have a big heart. And Ishant, Shami and Bumrah have performed at the decisive stage today # The Lord’s Test . pic.twitter.com/y72j3BRdpB
– VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 16, 2021
Shami, who came out to bat in the ninth, finished the second half of his Test career with spinner Moeen Ali hitting a six. During this innings, Shami has set a special record in his name and left many of the cricketing world’s legendary players. With this, he has scored his best on the Lord’s field, known as the Mecca of Cricket. Notably, his score is higher than India’s Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Australia’s Ricky Ponting, South Africa’s Jack Callis and AB de Villiers at Lord’s Ground.