Jasprit Bumrah hooked a short-pitch ball from Will Sutherland over the boundary for six to bring up his first first-class half century, then raised his gloved hand to the pavilion to gives his India team-mates a thumbs-up.
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It was a light-hearted celebration for a paceman not entirely renowned for his work wielding the willow. His previous highest first-class score was 16 not out. His highest Test and one-day international scores were 10 not out, and he was averaging 2.9 per innings in cricket’s longest format.
Bumrah posted the highest score of the innings with an unbeaten 55 from 57 balls – an innings dotted with six boundaries and two sixes – and shared a 71-run last-wicket stand with Mohammed Siraj (22) to lift India from 123 for 9 in the 36th over to 194 all out in the 49th. India had lost eight wickets for 51 before the tailenders rallied.