The Day of Tailenders

DTU Times

By: Ankur Shukla, 3rd year, ME

In the middle of FIFA fever, Jimmy Anderson made his first test fifty, Mohammad Shami made his first test fifty and so did Bhuvneswar Kumar. Sounds unbelievable, especially if you are not following the ongoing test series between India and England at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Jimmy Anderson and Joe Root made the record partnership of 198 for tenth wicket. This is highest 10th wicket partnership in history of cricket! This test shows that anything is possible in a cricket-match after all!

Anderson surprised us; and so did Mohammad Shami. He made 51 not out and made a 111 run partnership with Bhuvneswar Kumar. Bhuvneswar has the ability to bat; his stats are a testament to that. He has made 1991 runs with an average of above 30 in his first class career including this ongoing test match. Shami batted really well and was full of confidence…

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