Today is the day when Anil Kumble created a world record by claiming unimaginable 10 wicket haul in an inning during a test match when Pakistan toured India in 1999. Kumble became 2nd bowler in history to claim 10 wickets in an inning. Former Indian cricketer and a former captain of Tests and ODIs, Anil by claiming all ten wickets of Pakistan Team and equalled the record which was earlier in the name of Jim Laker. Anil Kumble gives the full credit to his partner “Srinath”, who was trying to bowl away from the outside the off stump to avoid taking final wicket. Srinath wanted Kumble to claim the last wicket and make a record.
It was the fifth day of the second test match, India had already lost the first test match of this series by 12 runs, and the team was lagging behind by 1-0 in this series. At first, India won the toss and elected to bat first; they set a score of 252 on the scoreboard, where Azhar and Ramesh scored a superb half-century for their team. Saqlain Mushtaq was leading the Pakistani bowling attack, took five wickets in the first innings. India took a lead of 80 runs by ending the Pakistan innings at 172, where Kumble got four and Harbhajan got three wickets.
At the end of the fourth day, India set an improbable target of 420. All were thinking, the test will draw, but Kumble smashed Pakistan’s chances of drawing the match on the final day. Pakistani openers were looking in great touch from the start of the last day; they start their innings well.
How Anil Kumble claimed 10?
Pakistan was looking strong having scored 101/0 in 24.1 overs. At first, Kumble got Afridi as he edged one to wicketkeeper Nayan Mongia, and the next ball he got Ijaz Ahmed at the score of duck and started developing pressure on Pakistani team. Pakistan crumbled to 128/6 after a century stand, and Kumble is the man behind this condition. Kumble got Inzamam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Yousuf in his next over, and Pakistan starts squandered on Firoz Shah Kotla. He got Wasim Akram as his tenth wicket in this match and set a world record in test cricket. India wins this game by 212 runs and levels the series by 1-1. It was the Kumble who did it.
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