In ODI and T20 cricket, there are several records of 36 runs off 6 balls with 6 sixes. But what is the maximum number of runs that can be taken in one over in Test cricket. You have to score runs for hours on end, where the run rate is 3 or more, many people start applauding, what is the maximum number of runs in an over?
He had a record of beating the bowler in Tests to take a maximum of 26 runs in one over. Not one, but three. Involved in those three records were Brian Lara, George Bailey and Keshav Maharaj.
This time Jaspreet Bumrah of India surpassed all of them together. India captain Bumrah has scored 35 runs from one over after beating English bowler Stuart Broad in the ongoing Test against England at Edgbaston in Birmingham. This is the highest run-scoring record in the history of Test cricket so far.
This is the incident of the 64th over of the Indian innings. Although 35 runs came, 29 runs came from Bumrah’s bat. The remaining 6 runs came from extra.
Stuart Broad returned Mohammad Shami in the 4th ball of the 70th over. After that Bumrah came down to bat. Bumrah could not make a single run off 6 balls before the start of the 64th over. At that time India’s run was 36 for 9.
The Indian tail-end batsman hooked the first ball made by Stuart Broad in the 64th over. 4 runs came from the boundary. The next ball was wide, the wicketkeeper could not hold the ball. Outside the ball boundary, 5 runs came due to wide.
Stuart Broad gave the next ball no. Bumrah hooked the ball again and took it straight to the other side of the boundary. Is six. 6 runs came from this ball due to no. In other words, only 1 valid ball, 18 runs came by that time.
The next ball was a full toss. Bumrah bat again. Now the boundary. 20 runs came from 2 balls. The third ball hit the edge of the bat again outside the boundary. At the end of 3 balls, 24 runs were scored.
Boundary again in the fourth ball. The Indian batsman hit a boundary over the deep square leg. 26 runs off 4 balls. Bumrah scored the equivalent of the previous three world records. He touched on Brian Lara, George Bailey or Keshav Maharaj. However, 2 balls are still left.
Bumrah did not save the fifth ball. Deep backward squared the ball over the square leg into the air. Went straight out of bounds. Six. 34 runs came from 5 balls. Bumrah could not play a big shot in the last ball. He could take only 1 run.
An over of Stuart Broad’s nightmare ended at 35 runs. Stuart Broad was Yuvraj Singh’s nightmare record in international cricket (T20) in 2006 when he first set a six off six balls in an over.
Broad is also the highest run-scorer in Test cricket after 15 years. His name got involved with two bad records. However, with such a record, no one would ever want his own name involved.
India were 36 in the 63rd over, 412 at the end of the 64th over. In the end, India’s innings ended with 417 runs after Mohammad Siraj was dismissed by Anderson.
Brian Lara scored 26 runs in December 2003 against South Africa in Johannesburg, beating Robbie Petersen. In December 2013, George Bailey of Australia took 26 runs by beating James Anderson in Perth. South Africa’s Keshav Maharaj took 26 runs from Joe Root’s one over against England in January 2020.