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Bumrah wears the wrong sweater, returns to the locker room to change it

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Southampton, June 23 (IANS) India’s pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah was caught in a somewhat awkward situation on the fifth day of the Hampshire Bowl World Cup final – when he opened bowling against New Zealand wearing a wrong jersey.

The 27-year-old Bumrah, who went without lanes and admitted 57 runs in New Zealand’s first innings on Tuesday, was seen wearing India’s regular test jersey with the main sponsor’s name printed in the middle.

Bumrah bowled all day with the wrong jersey before rushing back to the locker room to change it.

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International Cricket Council (ICC) rules stipulate that the name of the country must be mentioned in the middle of the jersey, while the name of the sponsor may be mentioned on the sleeves.

Driven by pacer Mohammed Shami’s four-wicket move (4/76), India rejected the Kiwis in 249 on the fifth day of the WTC final.

India went to stumps at 64/2 and enters the reserve day on Wednesday with a lead of 32 over New Zealand.

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Openers Shubman Gill (8) and Rohit Sharma (30) were both fired by tempo resident Tim Southee. Skipper Virat Kohli (8 out of 12 balls) and Cheteshwar Pujara (12 out of 55 balls) were undefeated by pulling stumps.

–IANS

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