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Best match figures by Indians on Test debut

Last updated on: November 08, 2013 18:25 IST

Mohammed ShamiDebutant Mohammed Shami produced a devastating spell of reverse swing to finish with a match haul of nine wickets as India beat the West Indies by an innings and 51 runs in the first Test at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Friday.

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Making his debut at his home ground, the Bengal pacer, who took 4 for 71 in the first innings, utilised the conditions well to generate reverse swing and claim five wickets for 47 runs in the second innings, for impressive match figures of 9 for 118.

- Photos from Day 3 

Shami's effort is the second best by an Indian on debut, after Narendra Hirwani's 16 for 136 against the same opponents in Chennai way back in 1988.

Rajneesh Gupta presents the best figures by Indian bowlers on Test debut.

Best match figures by Indian pacers on Test debut

Figures

Bowler

Vs

Venue

Season

9-118

Mohammed Shami

WI

Kolkata

2013-14

7-97

Munaf Patel

Eng

Mohali

2005-06

7-116

S Abid Ali

Aus

Adelaide

1967-68

6-80

Praveen Kumar

WI

Kingston

2011

6-121

Venkatesh Prasad

Eng

Birmingham

1996

6-135

Mohammad Nissar

Eng

Lord's

1932

Best match figures by Indians on Test debut

Figures

Bowler

Vs

Venue

Season

16-136

Narendra Hirwani

WI

Chennai

1987-88

9-118

Mohammed Shami

WI

Kolkata

2013-14

9-128

R Ashwin

WI

Delhi

2011-12

8-167

Dilip Doshi

Aus

Chennai

1979-80

7-81

Shivlal Yadav

Aus

Bangalore

1979-80

Image: Mohammed Shami

Photograph: BCCI

Rajneesh Gupta