The cricket world has been stunned after England fast bowler Stuart Broad smashed an unwanted all-time record in wild scenes.
Stuart Broad has bowled the most expensive over in Test cricket history during England’s fifth Test against India on Saturday (AEST).
It occurred on Day 2 at Edgbaston as England looked to wrap up India’s mammoth first innings with the bat.
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But Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah had other ideas as he dispatched Broad to all parts in chaotic scenes.
Broad conceded a whopping 35 runs off the over and he didn’t help himself by bowling a no ball and a wide.
To break it down, the over went: four, five wides, no ball and a six, four, four, four, six, one.
Broad could only give a wry smile as Bumrah smacked him everywhere, much to the delight of Virat Kohli and the rest of the Indian team.
The tally of 35 runs smashed the previous record of 28 runs conceded in a single over in a Test match.
That mark was jointly held by Brian Lara (bowled by Robin Peterson), George Bailey in the 2013-14 Ashes (bowled by James Anderson) and Keshav Mahraj (bowled by Joe Root).
Naturally, the cricket world erupted at the record and many reacted with glee that Broad was subjected to the humiliation by a tailender.
“Absolute carnage from that Stuart Broad over,” England great Nasser Hussain said in commentary.
Broad may be sixth on the all-time list of Test wicket takers but he now also holds the distinction for conceding the most runs in a single over in both Tests and T20 Internationals.
At the 2007 T20 World Cup, a fresh-faced Broad conceded 36 runs to India’s Yuvraj Singh, who smashed him for six sixes.
For the record, India was bowled out for 416, placing them in a dominant position in the fifth and final Test.
Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant (146 off 111 balls) and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja (104 off 194) both scored centuries in the first innings. India leads the series 2-1.