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Bumrah On Verge Of Becoming India’s Leading Wicket-Taker In T20Is

Pune: Tempo spearhead Jasprit Bumrah is one wicket away from changing into Indias main wicket-taker in T20Is, and when Virat Kohli and Co. tackle Sri Lanka within the third and remaining match on Friday, he can obtain the feat. At present, he’s tied with R Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal with 52 wickets to his title.

Bumrah has taken 44 matches to say 52 wickets whereas Chahal took solely 36 matches. Ashwin alternatively, has 52 wickets in 46 matches.

Coming back from damage, all eyes had been on Bumrah within the second T20I in Indore which India gained comfortably by seven wickets. The primary T20I used to be known as off with no ball being bowled as a result of rain and damp patches on the pitch.

Bumrah, who has been out of motion after India’s tour of the West Indies in July-August final yr as a result of a stress fracture on his again, began off with a large within the first ball in Indore and was hit for a 4 within the second as he completed conceding seven runs.

Danushka Gunathilaka and Avishka Fernando hit boundaries off him within the fourth over as India’s premier pacer regarded a bit rusty beginning off, however ultimately bowled a wonderfully disguised slower to fortress Dasun Shanaka within the 17th over.

Bumrah was taken for 12 within the remaining over by Wanindu Hasaranga (16 not out) who hit a hat-trick of fours to finish the innings with a flourish because the quick bowler returned figures of 1/31 in his 4 overs.

(IANS)

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