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WATCH: Virat Kohli Can't Hide His Joy As Jasprit Bumrah Slams The Ball For A Six Against Australia

Written By Narayan R | Mumbai | Published:


  • Bumrah swung his ball in the final ball of the innings, which earned him a six
  • His astonishing feat forced his skipper Kohli to stand from the seat and jump in his happiness

India's fast-bowling spearhead Jasprit Bumrah, for once, had an off-day with the ball during the fourth ODI between India and Australia in Mohali on Sunday. 

The No.1 ranked bowler in the format saw Aussie batsmen easily milked runs off him as the visitors chased down 359 to level the series ahead of the finale. Bumrah did end up getting three wickets, but he conceded 63 in 8.5 overs, something very expensive by his standards. 

While he did end up on the losing side, the right-arm pacer did do something with the bat which he and his teammates will remember for years to come.

The Men in Blue were 352 for 8 after 49.5 overs when Bumrah came out to bat. Facing Pat Cummins, who had already taken a fifer, the tailender swung his bat wildly for the final ball of the innings. To his and everyone's delight, the ball sailed over the ropes for a six. 

His astonishing feat forced his skipper Kohli to stand from the seat and jump in his happiness. Each and every Indian member in the dressing room applauded Bumrah's effort.

Despite having amassed 358 for 9 batting first, the Indian team succumbed to a shocking defeat against Australia in the fourth ODI in Mohali on Sunday. It was the first ever time that the Men in Blue failed to defend a score in excess of 350.

Batting first, openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma laid the platform for a gigantic score with a sensational 193-run stand. Despite Rohit's dismissal just 5 short of his century, India continued getting runs in quick fashion with KL Rahul joining Dhawan at the crease.

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During the second wicket partnership, which brought about 61 runs, Dhawan went past his century mark and looked set for a big one. But the left-hander's untimely dismissal resulted in wickets falling quick succession, meaning India could only post 358 for 9.

In reply, Aussies were rocked early on as they lost two quick wickets. But Usman Khawaja and Peter Handscomb steadied the ship with a sensational third-wicket stand. The two players laid the foundation, and the batsmen who followed - Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner and Alex Carey - made sure that the Aussies chased down their highest-ever total.