Making his return to international cricket after a well-deserved rest, the paceman Indian Jasprit Bumrah showed no signs of oxidation in the first T20I against Australia in Visakhapatnam.
The 126-year-old defender, the 25-year-old, threw an exceptional 19th place, picked up two windows for so many races and reduced the equation to 14 one-for-one. Umesh Yadav, however, could not defend those runs as Australia achieved a three-window victory in the final delivery to take a 1-0 lead in the two-game series. Bumrah returned figures of 3 for 16 of his four passes that included 18 point balls.
Speaking with BCCI.tv after a “disappointing” loss, Bumrah recounted his brilliant second to last.
First ball to Handscomb (not running)
“It was a pressure situation, the game was balanced and we were trying to get it back in. We also talked to a lot of older people, it was a lot of ground up and down and playing the big shots was a bit.” So I made a return of a long delivery. He played on the other side of the line, he missed the ball so it was a point. ”
Second ball to Handscomb (1 race)
“I wanted to do the same, but he came out and the ball went to the square leg and they took one and it was still evenly balanced, so I was talking to the captain, vice-captain and MS (Dhoni).”
Third ball to Coulter-Nile (does not run)
“Nathan Coulter-Nile was on strike, I changed the field a bit and threw a back part of the delivery, the execution was good on the day, so I got another point ball.”
Fourth ball to Coulter-Nile (1 race)
“I was thinking what should I do? Should I change or should I continue doing what is working? We think about supporting the same thing. So another long-term installment because in this type of window, people generally feel that we are going to be a yorker, yorker, yorker, but on up and down terrain, the balls are always very effective.
Fifth ball to Handscomb (outside)
“The last two balls were there, so obviously it’s very important to close the ball, I was talking to the captain: what should I do, what do they think (Kohli), what do I think … Peter Handscomb was on strike. to this ball, because obviously it will be easier for them in the last attempt.
Just another thing that was getting into my head was: why change things if nothing goes wrong? So he was just trying to push back the balls he had thrown earlier. I knew he was trying to go for the big shot, so until the end, I tried to see him, maybe he was going out, maybe he tried to give himself space. So I was focusing on that. So I threw a long ball, tried to get out, rose into the air and headed towards Mahi Bhai, who is always safe like houses. So we were in a very good position. ”
Sixth ball to Coulter-Nile (out)
“There was a small discussion about what I do, because everyone knew that this will be a very important ball, if we close the hole, this will help us to be in a very good position until the end.” So we had some conversations with Virat. and Rohit, but then we decided to back up my strength, we had thrown a lot of long balls, so we wanted to back my yorker, which I always do, trying to execute that, and on the dice that was a good execution. very clear what I wanted to execute, I would have been happier if we had won this game. “