WATCH: When Anil Kumble took all 10 Pakistan wickets in India’s famous win | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: On this day, February 7, 1999, Indian spin legend Anil Kumble became only the second bowler and the first Indian to take all 10 wickets in one leg of a Test match. Kumble achieved this “unthinkable feat” during the Delhi test at the Feroz Shah Kotla pitch (today Arun Jaitley Stadium) against its big rival, Pakistan.
Before Leg Spin Kumble, England Jim Laker held the record for returning 10 batters in an inning of a Test match. Laker achieved this incredible feat in 1956 against Australia.
Kumble played 26.3 overs, including 9 maidens, and swept Pakistan at bat in front of a packed stadium. He only conceded 74 runs in his spell.

Hitting first, India posted 252 on the board. In response, Pakistan were only able to manage 174, in their opening run, thanks to a four-wicket flurry from Kumble and three wickets from Harbhajan Singh.
In the second set, Sadagoppan Ramesh’s 96 and Sourav Ganguly’s undefeated 62 took India to 339.

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Kumble then rocked the Pakistani roster and sent all of their 10 batters packing to put his name in the record books and hand India a resounding 212-run victory.
Kumble, affectionately nicknamed “Jumbo” among his fans and teammates, was named “Player of the Match”.


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