England's Broad concedes new record of 35 runs in a Test over

Stand-in India captain Jasprit Bumrah did the bulk of the damage by hitting 29 runs off the bat in an over from Broad that also featured five wides and a no-ball struck for six.

Picture: Stuart Broad

UNITED KINGDOM - England great Stuart Broad set a new if unwanted record by conceding 35 runs in a Test over, against India at Edgbaston on Saturday.

Stand-in India captain Jasprit Bumrah did the bulk of the damage by hitting 29 runs off the bat in an over from Broad that also featured five wides and a no-ball struck for six.

The previous most runs scored in a Test over was 28, a feat achieved three times in the format's 145-year history.
India were 377-9 at the start of the 84th over, with tailender Bumrah -- leading India for the first time in place of regular captain Rohit Sharma who was ruled out with Covid-19 -- on strike.

Bumrah hooked the first ball of the over for four off a top edge and the next delivery saw a bouncer soar over wicketkeeper Sam Billings' head for five wides.

Then came the six from a no-ball -- worth seven runs in total -- off another top edge. Broad's following delivery, a full toss that came close to a no-ball on height, was smashed through mid-on for four. An edged four to fine leg took India past 400 before Bumrah swung himself off his feet hitting another boundary.

Bumrah then ensured the Test-over record was broken in style with a hooked six-off deep backward square leg before the over ended with a scrambled single as Broad failed to run out Mohammad Siraj.

It was not the first hugely expensive over of Broad's international career -- he conceded 36 runs when India's Yuvraj Singh hit him for six sixes during a 2007 World Twenty20 match in Durban.

Most Test runs conceded in an over (runs, player, bowler, match, venue, season):

35 - Jasprit Bumrah (4, 5w, 7nb, 6, 4, 4, 4, 6, 1) Stuart Broad IND v ENG Birmingham 2022

28 - Brian Lara (4, 6, 4, 4, 4) Robin Peterson WIS v RSA Johannesburg 2003-04

28 - George Bailey (4, 6, 2, 4, 6, 6) James Anderson AUS v ENG Perth 2013-14

28 - Keshav Maharaj (4, 4, 4, 6, 6, 4b) Joe Root RSA v ENG Port Elizabeth 2019-20.