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Stuart Broad concedes the MOST runs in a single over in Test history

Stuart Broad concedes MOST runs in a single over in Test history as India captain Jasprit Bumrah skinned the English sailor 35 to all corners on day two at Edgbaston

  • Stuart Broad conceded the most runs in one over in Test cricket history
  • Broad went over in a disastrous 35 runs against Indian captain Jasprit Bumrah
  • Bumrah hit Broad all over the park in an eight ball over

England had hoped to finish India’s first innings quickly on Saturday-morning for not too many runs.

But India captain Jasprit Bumrah had other ideas when he destroyed Stuart Broad, giving him 35 runs in a single over.

It is the most expensive in the history of Test cricket. Of those runs, 29 were attributed to Bumrah himself, while six more came as extras.

Stuart Broad surrendered the most expensive in Test cricket history against India

Stuart Broad surrendered the most expensive in Test cricket history against India

Broad was crushed for a massive 35 runs by India's captain and tailender Jasprit Bumrah

Broad was crushed for a massive 35 runs by India’s captain and tailender Jasprit Bumrah

England were frustrated enough that India made plenty of runs in the morning before Bumrah’s antics came true, but Broad’s nightmare was the icing on the cake.

De Seamer, who has 550 Test wickets to his name, finished bowling an eight-ball over and certainly the worst of his illustrious career in England.

To rub salt in the wound is that Broad’s demolition wasn’t carried out by one of India’s many elite batsmen, but by their number 10 and first-class fast bowler, who merrily waved his bat at everything in his path.

India tore England apart on day two in Edgbaston, with Broad's over eight balls

India tore England apart on day two in Edgbaston, with Broad’s over eight balls

Bumrah chopped Broad’s first ball off the over for four, with a huge top edge that was nearly caught by Zak Crawley on the border, but rolled to the rope instead.

The next ball was a bouncer deemed wide, flew over wicketkeeper Sam Billings and went to the fence, costing five runs. The ball after that was even worse, a no-ball that knocked Bumrah all the way over the rope, costing another seven runs.

Broad changed course and threw fuller, but it made no difference, as the next three pitches were hit for four each to different parts of Edgbaston’s outfield.

Broad's last ball ended with him sprawling on the ground trying Mohammed Siraj.  to run out

Broad’s last ball ended with him sprawling on the ground trying Mohammed Siraj. to run out

Bumrah then set the record Broad never wanted by skinning a short ball over the line for six, eventually ending the penalty with a single from the final pitch in which Broad nearly ran out of India’s other batsman, Mohammed Siraj.

Broad improved the previous record of 28 runs in a Test over held by South African spinner Robin Peterson, who was similarly destroyed by the West Indies in 2003.

Joint with Peterson is one of England’s all-time great and Broad’s longtime partner James Anderson, who also went for 28 in an over against Australia in 2013.

Broad’s Historical About: A Ball-for-Ball Account

Ball 1: Four runs

Broad seemingly decided to attack Bumrah with short balls, but the first was hooked for four just out of reach for borderfielder Zak Crawley.

Ball 2: Five widths

The ball bounced well out of reach for both Bumrah and wicketkeeper Sam Billings and went to the boundary with a fifth run for the walk.

Ball 3: No ball (one run), six runs

Bumrah hit another good hook over Billings’ head for six, with a no-ball from Broad who made another run and left him with five deliveries left.

Ball 4: Four runs

Broad eventually delivered a second legitimate ball, but overcorrected, aiming for a longer length and saw a high, full toss crash to the ground and just below the long-on mark for four.

Ball 5: Four runs

An inner rim beyond the leg stump found the border again, bringing India’s total to over 400.

Ball 6: Four runs

The most extraordinary shot of the match, Bumrah again cut through midwicket, but lost his footing in the process and narrowly avoided kicking his stumps down. Television cameras hysterically captured Virat Kohli and others on India’s balcony.

Ball 7: Six runs

Broad had already equaled the unwanted record of 28 and still had the two extra balls to bowl – the first of which was hooked for another six.

Ball 8: one run

Bumrah stopped the strike by digging out a Yorker for a tip-and-run single. Broad tried to drive Mohammed Siraj out of the keeper’s end, as both batters ducked to their ground earlier, to his credit, helping Bumrah to his feet with a smile.

Broad avoided further punishment by taking the catch to remove last man Siraj in the next over from James Anderson.

By Tom White, PA Sports Data Journalist

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