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.
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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”.