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Top 10 Indian bowlers on debut

November 09, 2011 15:16 IST

India staged a stunning comeback to win the first Test against the West Indies by five wickets after conceding a 95-run first innings lead, at Delhi, on Wednesday.

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Off-Spinner R Ashwin sizzled on his debut as he claimed six wickets in the second innings for wonderful match figures of nine for 128. This is the second best figures by an Indian bowler on his Test debut after Narendra Hirwani's magical figures of 16 for 136 against the same opponents in Chennai, in the 1987-88 season.

A look at the best bowling figures by an Indian on debut:

Figures

Bowler

Against

Venue

Season

16-136

ND Hirwani

West Indies

Chennai

 1987-88

9-128

R Ashwin

West Indies

Delhi

 2011-12

8-167

DR Doshi

Australia

Chennai

 1979-80

7-81

NS Yadav

Australia

Bangalore

 1979-80

7-97

MM Patel

England

Mohali

 2005-06

7-106

A Mishra

Australia

Mohali

 2008-09

7-116

S Abid Ali

Australia

Adelaide

 1967-68

7-132

VV Kumar

Pakistan

Delhi

 1960-61

Rajneesh Gupta