Jasprit Bumrah hat-trick: How Virat Kohli’s DRS call sealed the landmark wicket for India pacer

first_imgIndia pacer Jasprit Bumrah entered record books when he picked up his maiden Test hat-trick on Day 2 of the ongoing second Test against West Indies at Sabina Park in Kingston.After demolishing the West Indies with a five-wicket haul in Antigua last week, Jasprit Bumrah was at it again in Jamaica as he troubled the hosts batsmen with pace and movement.While out-swing and raw pace undid the West Indies batsmen in Antigua, it was in-swing that jolted the hosts top-order on Saturday in Kingstson. With a world-class display of fast-bowling, Jasprit Bumrah left the West Indies reeling at 13 for 4 inside the 9th over.India vs West Indies, 2nd Test Day 2: Highlights | ReportBumrah gave India an early breakthrough by getting John Campbell with a peach of an out-swinger that left the left-handed batsman clueless. He came back in his 4th over to register a hat-trick, thereby becoming only the third Indian bowler to do so after Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan.Bumrah picked up Darren Bravo’s wicket in the 2nd ball of the 9th over with an out-swinger that kissed the edge of the left-hander’s bat before going straight to KL Rahul at slips. In the 3rd ball of the over, Bumrah pinned Shamarh Brooks in the front and umpire Paul Reiffel had no hesitation giving the young West Indies batsman OUT LBW. West Indies reviewed but lost it after replays showed 3 reds.However, in the hat-trick ball, Bumrah got the ball to tail into Roston Chase. Despite the ball going on to hit the pads, Bumrah was not convinced. In fact, Bumrah did not even appeal in the hat-trick ball. Paul Reiffel gave it NOT OUT after the slip cordon and wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant went up in appeal.advertisementHowever, captain Virat Kohli, who has standing at the 2nd slip, quickly ran down to the center of the wicket and consulted with Jasprit Bumrah. Even before Bumrah responded, Kohli took the DRS and to everyone’s surprise got the decision overturned.To the naked eye, it did not look out and Sunil Gavaskar, commentating for Sony Ten 1, said the DRS call could have been an impulsive decision.”That would have gone down the leg-side. I think the excitement is what would have caused them to go for the review,” Gavaskar said before giving Virat Kohli a bit of credit for the wicket in Jasprit Bumrah’s hat-trick ball.”It could not go to a more special bowler,” Ian Bishop said on air.Jasprit Bumrah did not stop there as he went on to pick up a 6-wicket haul on Day 2 of the 2nd Test. Bumrah got the wicket of opener Kraigg Brathwaite with a full out-swinger. He walked off the pitch with a niggle but came back towards the end of the day to pick up his 6th — this time the big wicket of captain Jason Holder.Also Read | Jasprit Bumrah sets new Test record for India with 5 wickets in 5.5 oversAlso Read | India vs West Indies: Ishant Sharma hits maiden fifty in 92nd TestAlso See:last_img read more

Cincinnati Bengals to face stiff test in Packers this weekend

Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett (83) makes a touchdown catch against Cincinnati Bengals free safety George Iloka (43) during the first quarter at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois, on Sunday, September 8, 2013. Credit: Courtesy of MCTThe Cincinnati Bengals’ secondary will be put to the test when they face Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers this Sunday.Already under criticism before the season began, Cincinnati’s defensive backfield failed to stop Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler’s fourth quarter comeback the opening week of the season. Now they must face the 2011 NFL Most Valuable Player coming off one of the best games of his career.Last week, Rodgers threw for a career-high 480 yards, helping his team jump out to a 31-0 lead against the Washington Redskins. While the Packers (1-1) lost starting running back Eddie Lacy to a concussion in that game, James Starks came off the bench to rush for 132 yards on only 16 carries. He became the first Packer to rush for more than 100 yards in 44 games.The fact that Green Bay’s offense seems to be clicking on all cylinders is not a good sign for the Bengals (1-1) who are not yet where they want to be defensively. In addition to the questions in the secondary, the Bengals have not been able to get as much pressure on opposing quarterbacks as they would like. After totaling 51 sacks last year, Cincinnati has only two sacks so far through two games.It is not like the Bengals have not had favorable match ups. In week one they faced a Bears offensive line that featured three new member and last week faced a Steelers unit that had just lost its starting center in Pro Bowler Maurkice Pouncey. Look for defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer to mix up his schemes to apply pressure on Rodgers.On the other side of the ball, Green Bay’s secondary was shredded in week one by Colin Kaepernick (412 yards and three touchdowns) and then allowed Robert Griffin III, fresh off rehabbing an ACL injury, to put up solid numbers as well (320 yards, three touchdowns and one interception). Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton may not be as physically gifted as the two aforementioned signal callers, but he does have more weapons.In addition to Pro Bowlers A.J. Green and Jermaine Gresham, Dalton now has rookie tight end Tyler Eifert to throw to and a potential superstar-in-the-making in rookie running back Giovani Bernard. Both players were a big part of the Bengals 20-10 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday. Dalton must take advantage of his tight ends and running backs until he can improve his accuracy down the field and maintain his composure against superior opponents. read more