India vs Pakistan: In the Delhi Test match against Pakistan in 1999, the iconic bowler of Team India set a world record by taking a total of 10 wickets in an innings. At that time he became the second bowler in the world to achieve this feat.
Anil Kumble: There are many records in cricket. They keep breaking. But, some records remain forever. There are very few such lists. There is also an Indian bowler in this record. He is none other than Indian cricket legend Anil Kumble. This leg spinner used to show the batsmen dots on the cricket field. It was on this day, 7th February 1999, that Kumble single-handedly brought Pakistan’s batters to the pavilion. In 1999, Anil Kumble set a world record by taking a total of 10 wickets in an innings in the Delhi Test match against Pakistan. At that time he became the second bowler in the world to achieve this feat.
In 1999, as part of the 2-match Test series against Pakistan, the Indian team suffered a heavy defeat by 12 runs in the first match in Chennai. India has to win the second match under any circumstances to level the series. At that time, Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin won the toss and chose to bat first in the Delhi Test.
In this match, Team India collapsed for 252 runs in its first innings. In this Pakistan bowler Saqlain Mushtaq took 5 wickets. After that Pakistan team also collapsed for 172 runs in their first innings and India also got a good lead. In the second innings, Team India batted brilliantly and were bowled out for 339 runs. It gave Pakistan a huge target of 420 runs in the fourth innings of this match.
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🗓️ #OnThisDay in 1999, #TeamIndia legend @anilkumble1074 etched his name in record books, becoming the first Indian cricketer to scalp 1⃣0⃣ wickets in a Test innings 🔝 👏
Revisit that special feat 🔽 pic.twitter.com/wAPK7YBRyi
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 7, 2023
Kumble’s spin magic, Pakistan team collapsed like a poker..
In the fourth innings of the match, Pakistan’s opening batsmen gave the team a good start and established a partnership of 101 runs. Kumble then showed his spin magic and took the wickets of Shahid Afridi and then Saeed Anwar. From here, as the Pakistan batsmen reached the pavilion one by one, the team collapsed to 207 runs. While the Indian team won the match by 212 runs, Anil Kumble scored 74 runs in 26.3 overs and took 10 wickets in his Test career.
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