Mohammed Shami (56*) and Jasprit Bumrah (34*) indulged in a historic 89-run partnership during the second Test match against England at the Lord’s Cricket Ground, London. This also marked India’s highest-ever partnership for the ninth wicket in England.
Shami came in to bat during the 86th over with a score of 194/7 on the board and team India were just 167 runs ahead of the opposition. However, he went on to register his career-best Test performance with the bat as stayed not out till the end with 56* off 70 deliveries. Meanwhile, he also smashed six fours and a massive six to score runs at an outstanding strike rate of 80.
The right-hander’s solitary six also marked the completion of his second half-century in the longer format. This shot came off English spinner Moeen Ali when Shami hammered the ball over mid-wicket for a 92-metre monstrous six.
Soon after the 30-year-old breached the 50-run mark, he removed his helmet while raising the bat to soak the applause from a jampacked audience. It won’t be wrong to say that Shami’s knock was no less than a ton against this gutsy England bowling attack.
Indian team’s celebrations on Shami’s fifty
The Indian team players went crazy in joy when Shami completed his half-century in style. All the members started clapping and cheering for the Bengal speedster from the Lord’s balcony.
Here’s the full video of Shami’s celebration at the Lord’s
Twitter reactions on Shami-Bumrah’s partnership
Just like the Indian players in the dressing room, cricket experts and fans across social media platforms also couldn’t keep calm while witnessing such a batting performance from Shami and Bumrah.
Here are some of the top tweets