Updated: December 12, 2020 7:55:11 am
Jasprit Bumrah showed his hitting prowess on Friday for the first time in his cricket career when he came off the ground with 55 undefeated during Day 1 of the India vs Australia A practice match at Sydney Cricket Ground.
Bumrah, who faced 57 balls, hit six fours and two highs against fiery Australian bowling. It was the bowling attack that the Indian higher order collapsed against, but with the association of 71 runs by Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj for the final wicket, India could record 194 runs on the board.
First class maid fifty for @ Jaspritbumrah93 And these are also your first 50 in any format! He reaches his half century on 54 balls in a pink ball game against Australia A! #TeamIndia #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/U0Z6su8umO
– BCCI (@BCCI) December 11, 2020
Being the top scorer of the day by her side, Bumrah also reached a milestone as this is her first-class bachelorette fiftieth. His previous highest first-class score was 16 * and the tailender has never crossed his highest score of 10 * in ODIs and Tests.
An intrepid Bumrah began to face the Australian bowlers and made it to fifty. This association of 71 people helped India avoid blushing. Bumrah didn’t seem to flinch even after receiving a blow to the head.
– Akash Kumar (@akx_singh) December 11, 2020
The leader of India got his honor guard as he walked into the locker room along with Siraj. The delighted team members rose to their feet and were seen applauding for Bumrah’s heroic deeds.
The second game of the three-day tour, played under the lights, has first-class status. The way India started, it seemed like they wanted to get to 300 before the lights came on. After Prithvi Shaw was sacked for 40 in just 29 balls, pitchers held on a tight line and dropped the Indians to 123/9.
Jasprit Bumrah reaches his first fifty in first class with a SIX in the practice match against Australia A 👀pic.twitter.com/WGrG4fQnyD
– ICC (@ICC) December 11, 2020
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