On this day in 1999, Anil Kumble became second bowler to take all ten wickets in Test innings

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On this day in 1999, Anil Kumble became second bowler to take all ten wickets in Test innings
On this day in 1999, Anil Kumble became second bowler to take all ten wickets in Test innings

On this day in 1999, Anil Kumble became second bowler to take all ten wickets in Test innings

On this day, 23 years ago, Former India spinner Anil Kumble got all ten wickets in a single Test innings.

During the second Test of the two-match series against Pakistan at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, now known as Arun Jaitley Cricket Stadium in Delhi, he completed the feat. In the match, India set Pakistan a 420-run total, and the visitors got off to a good start with openers Shahid Afridi and Saeed Anwar putting on 101 runs for the first wicket.

Then Kumble entered the fray and wrecked havoc on Pakistan’s batting line-up. In the 25th over, the spinner, also known as ‘Jumbo,’ removed Afridi (41). Following the dismissal of the right-handed batter, India continued to take wickets through Kumble. And Pakistan was reduced to 128/6 in no time. Kumble then continued to take wickets at regular intervals, eventually removing Wasim Akram in the 61st over for his tenth wicket.

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India won by 212 runs, and Kumble became only the second bowler in Test history. After England’s Jim Laker, to take all ten wickets in a single innings.

Kumble bowled 10-74 in 26.3 overs to finish with stats of 10-74. In 2008, Kumble, a cricket icon, announced his retirement from international cricket. In the longest format of the game, he finished with 619 wickets.

He has the third-most Test wickets (619), trailing only Muttiah Muralitharan (800) of Sri Lanka and Shane Warne of Australia (708).

Ajaz Patel of New Zealand became the third bowler to take all ten wickets in a single Test innings last year. When he did it against India at the Wankhede Stadium.