Veteran Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and Jonny Bairstow were involved in a heated altercation on Day 4 of the Vizag Test between India and England. The incident happened when Jasprit Bumrah caught Bairstow plumb in front of the wickets right on the brink of Lunch on day 4 of the Vizag Test.

After taking the wickets of Ollie Pope and Joe Root earlier, Ravichandran Ashwin, who had claimed his 498th and 499th Test wickets, lost control of his emotions and used foul language. Jonny Bairstow then went upstairs to contest the umpire’s initial decision to declare him out, which stood after ball tracking revealed that Jasprit Bumrah’s delivery was kissing Bairstow’s leg stumps.

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Ravichandran Ashwin was seen walking past Bairstow as he was debating whether or not to go for a DRS. Ravichandran Ashwin was seen punching his hands in the air and chirping a few words to the Englishman, who responded to the 37-year-old similarly. Bairstow continued to take the review after that, but he was dismissed after the umpire’s call went in favor of India.

That was Jasprit Bumrah’s first wicket of the fourth innings and his seventh wicket overall in the Vizag Test match. He took the English batting attack apart with his spell on day 3. Following the dismissals of openers Ben Duckett and Zak Crawley by Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel, Bumrah complemented their efforts by taking two wickets in as many balls.

Joe Root was his first victim of the game when he was under pressure. The ball ended up taking a heavy edge off Root’s bat for a routine catch at the first slip to Shubman Gill because Root had opened up his bat way too early. Next, Ollie Pope, the architect of England’s first-ever Test victory in Hyderabad, was the target of a worldie yorker from Jasprit Bumrah.

After that, the English team collapsed massively. Ben Foakes and Rehan Ahmed were removed by Kuldeep Yadav, and then Bumrah chipped in once more to dismiss the England batting order for a mere 253 runs.

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Coming in to bat for the 2nd time, the Indian team was led by Shubman Gill’s innings. The young Indian batter scored 104 runs in the 2nd innings and helped team India reach 255 runs, thereby, setting a target of 399 runs to win the Vizag Test.

As expected, the English team came with all guns blazing in the run chase but fell short by 106 runs as team India cleaned up things on Day 4. Jasprit Bumrah was the Man of the Match for his contribution with the ball in both the innings. Ravichandran Ashwin couldn’t complete his milestone of 500 Test wickets in this Test as he could clinch only 3 wickets in the 2nd innings, taking his Test wickets tally to 499.