Jasprit Bumrah has revealed that it was Rohit Sharma’s idea to bowl a slower one that led to Shaun Marsh’s dismissal before the lunch break on day three. The last ball before the lunch, Bumrah bowled a slower yorker that surprised everyone including the batsman as well. After the day’s play Bumrah said that his Mumbai Indians captain had suggested him to bowl a slower one just like he does in one-day cricket. Jasprit Bumrah Bowling Video: Watch Indian Pacer Take Wickets of Shaun Marsh & Travis Head at MCG.
“When I was bowling there, the wicket had become really slow and the ball had become soft. Nothing much was happening. So, the last ball before lunch, Rohit was there at mid-off and he told me 'you can try a slow ball like you bowl in one-day cricket,” Bumrah said during the press conference.
“So, I thought yeah, I could give it go. Nothing is really happening and maybe a slower ball there and some of their guys play with hard hands. So, I wanted to try that, the execution was good on the day, yeah, really happy. I tried to bowl a slower one, a fuller slow ball. Maybe it will dip or go to short cover. So that was the plan and it worked,” he added. Rohit Sharma Responds to Tim Paine's Sledging, Says, ‘If He Gets a Ton, We’ll Buy Him for Mumbai Indians’
Marsh’s dismissal opened the floodgates for India and Australia were eventually bundled put for 151. Bumrah registered career-best figures of 6/33 as he made things difficult for the home side. After bowling out Australia for a paltry score, India secured a massive first innings lead of 292 runs. India then declared their second innings on day four on 106/8 and set Australia a target of 399 runs.