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Bumrah extends new India wickets record for a series in England



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Jasprit Bumrah finished the Covid-delayed fifth Test at Edgbaston having set a new record for the most wickets taken by an India bowler during a series in England.

His first-innings haul of 3-68 -- which included all of England's top three -- surpassed Bhuvneshwar Kumar's record of 19 wickets during a five-match series in 2014.

Bumrah added to his tally by taking 2-74 during England's second innings in Birmingham.

The 28-year-old ended the series with 23 wickets at 22.47, but for all his efforts the fast bowler was unable to prevent England chasing down a target of 378 with more than two sessions to spare in a seven-wicket win.

Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow both hit unbeaten hundreds as England ended the five-match series all square at 2-2. 

Most wickets by an India bowler during a Test series in England (player, season, matches, wickets, average, average runs per over):

Jasprit Bumrah      2021/22    5 23 22.47  2.76

Bhuvneshwar Kumar   2014       5 19 26.63  2.92 

Zaheer Khan         2007       3 18 20.33  2.68

Ishant Sharma       2018       5 18 24.27  2.89 

Subhash Gupte       1959       5 17 34.64  2.94