December 30, 2021

IND vs SA: Bumrah joins Kapil Dev

Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah scripted an elusive world record in Test cricket after picking two wickets in the second innings of the first Test against South Africa

Bumrah provided two crucial breakthroughs to Team India on Day 4 of the opener, dismissing Rassie van der Dussen and  Keshav Maharaj in the final delivery of the day

Bumrah amassed 100 wickets away from home, becoming the sixth Indian pacer to the feat joining the likes of Kapil Dev, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Javagal Srinath.

Bumrah, however, scripted a world record with that dismissal becoming the bowler with fewest Test wickets to 100 dismissals away from home

While Bumrah has picked 101 wickets outside India, in 25 matches , his career tally stands at 105. Those four wickets came in only two Tests which he played at home.

Bumrah surpassed Amir, who had picked 118 career wickets at the point of his 100th away dismissal. Among Indians, the previous record holder was Zaheer Khan (137), followed by Shami (140)