Oval: Jasprit Bumrah wreaked absolute havoc in the first ODI, returning figures of 6/19 in an exceptional spell of fast bowling that ripped through England’s batting line-up at The Oval.
In doing so, he broke the record for the best bowling figures in ODIs by an Indian bowler in England, usurping Kuldeep Yadav’s 6/25 against England in Nottingham in 2018.
Bumrah also registered the third-best figures by an Indian bowler in ODIs, now only behind Stuart Binny (6/4) and Anil Kumble (6/12). He joined the elite list of 10 Indian bowlers to have picked six wickets in an innings in ODIs.
India made the best use of the conditions by opting to bowl first and Bumrah drew first blood in the second over with a double-wicket maiden claiming Jason Roy and Joe Root for a duck.
He then dismissed the dangerous Jonny Bairstow and scalped Liam Livingstone with a peach of a delivery. And then cleaned up the tail with to finish with magical figures of 7.2-3-19-6.
England were bowled out for 110, their lowest total in the 50-over format against India. Four of England’s top six went back without troubling the scorers. Led by Bumrah, the Indian pace attack was on fire, with Shami picking up three wickets and Krishna picking the remaining one.
In response, Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten 58-ball 76 completed the formalities as India cruised to a 10-wicket win.