The cricketing world has been stunned after English fast bowler Stuart Broad broke an unwelcome record in wild scenes.
Stuart Broad has thrown the most expensive in Test cricket history during England’s fifth Test against India on Saturday (AEST).
It took place on Day 2 in Edgbaston as England wanted to end India’s first innings with the bat.
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But Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah had other ideas when he sent Broad to all parts in chaotic scenes.
Broad got 35 runs on the over and he didn’t help himself by bowling a no-ball and a wide.
To break it down, the over went: four, five, no ball and a six, four, four, four, six, one.
Broad could only conjure a wry smile as Bumrah hit him all over the place, much to the delight of Virat Kohli and the rest of the Indian team.
The 35-run total shattered the previous record of 28 runs conceded in a single over in a Test match.
That figure was held jointly by Brian Lara (bowled by Robin Peterson), George Bailey in the 2013-14 Ashes (bowled by James Anderson), and Keshav Mahraj (bowled by Joe Root).
Naturally, the cricketing world erupted and many were delighted that Broad was subjected to the humiliation of a tailender.
“Absolute carnage from that Stuart Broad over,” the English great Nasser Hussain said in comment.
Broad may be sixth on the all-time list of Test wicket takers, but he now also has the accolade for conceding the most runs in a single left in both Tests and T20 Internationals.
At the 2007 T20 World Cup, Broad got a fresh face with 36 runs against India’s Yuvraj Singh, who beat him by six sixes.
For the record, India was knocked out for 416, giving them a dominant position in the fifth and final Test.
Wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant (146 from 111 balls) and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja (104 from 194) both scored centuries in the first innings. India leads the series 2-1.
Originally published as ‘Absolute Carnage’: Cricket world stunned when Stuart Broad breaks unwanted record