Jasprit Bumrah produced two exceptional deliveries to dismiss both Ollie Pope and Jonny Bairstow to leave England’s hopes in the Oval Test hanging by a thread.
With the score at 141-3 and the match poised in the early stages of the afternoon session, Bumrah bowled two rockets to rattle the stumps of England’s middle order.
The first delivery to Pope extracted some movement from what has otherwise been a very flat surface, before the ball to Bairstow was a textbook yorker that Waqar Younis would have been proud of.
💥 BUMRAH STRIKES! 💥
It’s a 💯th Test wicket for Jasprit Bumrah as he makes a mess of Pope’s stumps! India are on the charge, they’re six wickets from victory!
England 146-4 #ENGvIND🏴🇮🇳
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) September 6, 2021
India were still favourites at the time of his wickets but the double strike that came in back-to-back Bumrah overs put them firmly in the driving seat. Ollie Pope was dismissed for just two, whilst it was a four-ball duck for Jonny Bairstow.
Watch Bumrah’s dismissals of Pope and Bairstow here:
India have taken four wickets since lunch.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) September 6, 2021