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Best bowling figures on Test debut

November 07, 2008 16:40 IST

Australia's Jason Krejza became only the fourth bowler to take eight wickets in the first innings in his debut Test.

The following table lists bowlers with best performances in debut innings:

Bowler

Wkts

Runs

Opponent

Venue

Season

RAL Massie (Aus)

8

53

v England

Lord's

1972

ND Hirwani (Ind)

8

61

v West Indies

Chennai

1987-88

AL Valentine (WI)

8

104

v England

Manchester

1950

JJ Krejza (Aus)

8

215

v India

Nagpur

2008-09

JK Lever (Eng)

7

46

v India

Delhi

1976-77

 

Most expensive figures on Test debut

Krejza's figures are also the most expensive by any bowler making his Test debut. The details:

Bowler

Runs

Wkts

Opponent

Venue

Season

JJ Krejza (Aus)

215

8

v India

Nagpur

2008-09

OAC Banks (WI)

204

3

v Australia

Bridgetown

2003

NM Kulkarni (Ind)

195

1

v Sri Lanka

Colombo (RPS)

1997

UDU Chandana (SL)

179

6

v Pakistan

Dhaka

1998-99

RB Desai (Ind)

169

4

v West Indies

Delhi

1958-59

GF Cresswell (NZ)

168

6

v England

The Oval

1949

Surendranath (Ind)

168

2

v West Indies

Kolkata

1958-59