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India vs Sri Lanka: Jasprit Bumrah becomes first Indian to achieve unique World Cup milestone

India are in ominous form in the ongoing World Cup. They have won all of their six matches thus far and are second on the points table with 12 points to their credit. The Men in Blue need just one win to advance to the semis.

India TV Sports Desk Written By: India TV Sports Desk New Delhi Updated on: November 02, 2023 21:41 IST
Jasprit Bumrah.
Image Source : GETTY IMAGES Jasprit Bumrah.

Jasprit Bumrah registered a unique World Cup milestone while playing at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai against Sri Lanka on Thursday, November 2. The right-arm pacer became the first Indian in the history of the ODI World Cup to claim a wicket on the first ball of a team innings. The pace spearhead recorded the feat by claiming the wicket of Sri Lanka's opening batter Pathum Nissanka.

Bumrah trapped Nissanka in front of his stumps to jolt Sri Lanka's chase early. The right-handed batter was undone by an out-swinging delivery that came in with the angle and tailed away at the end to strike Nissanka's back pad. Nissanka reviewed anticipating that the ball might have missed the stumps due to the bounce but to his dismay it turned out to be umpire's call.

Notably, Bumrah has looked in his elements in the ongoing tournament. The 29-year-old has bagged 15 wickets in seven games and has been consistently providing India with the kind of start that they need. His bowling average (14.60) makes for a very good reading and he has also been extremely economical, not allowing the batters any freebies whatsoever.

The Ahmedabad-born has, in fact, the best economy (3.72) among the ten leading wicket-takers in the ongoing showpiece event. His ability to get the new ball to move both ways has done wonders for the hosts in the tournament and has made life extremely difficult for the opposition batters. In addition to that, Bumrah is known for delivering yorkers at will while operating at the death and it doesn't allow the batters to break the shackles at any stage.

India's playing XI:

Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj

Bench:

Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Ishan Kishan

Support Staff:

Rahul Dravid, Vikram Rathour, Paras Mhambrey, T Dilip

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