The duel of James Anderson and Jasprit Bumrah

The duel between James Anderson and Jasprit Bumrah

James Anderson recalls the experience of facing a bouncer barrage from Jasprit Bumrah during the second Test match at Lord's.

James Anderson On Duel With Jasprit Bumrah in England vs. India:

"Not Felt Like This Ever":

England's veteran fast bowler James Anderson reminisced about his battle with India's Jasprit Bumrah during the second Test match at Lord's. James Anderson had to face a 10-ball over from Bumrah, who was firing on cylinders, searching for his first wicket in the last match. The 39-year-old manages to survive the bouncer barrage from Bumrah but lost his wicket against Mohammed Shami in the very next over. Recalling the experience of overlaying one of the terrifying spells in Test cricket, Anderson said he had never experienced something like that in his career.

During a BBC podcast called 'Tailenders,' Anderson said he got caught off guard while overlaying Jasprit Bumrah in the first innings of the second Test.

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James Anderson stated

"I got caught off guard a bit because all the batters coming in were saying how slow the pitch was, when it is banged in short, it is really slow. Similarly, when I came out to bat Joe Root said Bumrah is not bowling as quick as he normally does. And then first ball was 90mph on the money, wasn't it?"

"After that I have not felt like this, I don't think ever in my career, I felt like he wasn't trying to get me out. He bowled an over that was maybe 10, 11, 12 balls, bowling no ball after no ball, and bowling short. I think he bowled two on the stumps, which I managed to dig out,"

England managed to take a slight lead in the first innings but lost the plot on the final day as Bumrah and Shami put on an unbeaten 89-run stand for the ninth wicket to put Indian in command.

In the second innings, the Indian bowlers fired collectively to bowl out England for 120 in the five-match Test series and took a 1-0 lead.

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