Jasprit Bumrah celebrates the wicket of Martin Guptill. Photograph:( AFP )
Bumrah took his tally of maiden overs to nine after no run was scored in his first over against New Zealand in the semi-final on Tuesday
Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah achieved another feat in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019.
The 25-year-old has now bowled the most number of maiden overs in the tournament.
Bumrah took his tally of maiden overs to nine after no run was scored in his first over against New Zealand in the semi-final on Tuesday.
Bumrah along with the other Indian bowlers kept the Kiwi batsmen on the backfoot, not allowing them to score runs freely.
He brought the first breakthrough in the match for the Indian side when he dismissed Martin Guptill for one run in his second over.
The ball got a thick outside edge and Virat Kohli, fielding at second slip grabbed it diving to his left. This was Guptill's fifth single-digit score in this year's World Cup.
In the list of bowlers with most maiden overs, Bumrah is followed by England pacer Jofra Archer, who has bowled eight maidens so far.
Archer will have the chance to match Bumrah in the second semi-final of the World Cup 2019 when England take on Australia at Birmingham on July 11.
Recently, Bumrah has extended his lead at the top in the latest ICC ODI rankings from 21 points to 56 points after grabbing 17 wickets in the nine league matches at the World Cup.