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Kumble joins eight-wicket club

Rajneesh Gupta | January 05, 2004 17:07 IST

Anil Kumble achieved the fourth best figures by an Indian bowler in an 'away' Test when he finished with the figures of 8 for 141 in 46.5 overs in Australia's first innings of the Sydney Test.

This was the second occasion when Kumble claimed eight or more wickets in an innings. The other such occasion came against Pakistan at Delhi in 1999-00, when he had that record ten-wicket haul.

Kumble thus became the fourth Indian after Kapil Dev, Vinoo Mankad and Narendra Hirwani to capture eight wickets in an innings on more than one occasion. Kapil is the only Indian to have taken eight-wicket hauls on three occasions.

Kumble's figures are the second best by an Indian on Australian soil after Kapil Dev's 8 for 106 at Adelaide in 1985-86 and also the tenth best by any bowler against the Australians on their turf.

Best innings figures by Indians abroad:
876184EAS PrasannaIndNZ2nd1stAuckland1975-76
885185Kapil DevIndPak1st5thLahore 1982-83
8106228Kapil DevIndAus1st1stAdelaide1985-86
8141281A KumbleIndAus1st4thSydney2003-04
7162396SP GupteIndWI1st1stPort-of-Spain1952-53
7220232Kapil DevIndPak1st3rdFaisalabad1982-83

Best innings figures by Indians:
1074159A KumbleIndPak2nd2ndDelhi1998-99
969215JM PatelIndAus1st2ndKanpur1959-60
983183Kapil Dev IndWI2nd3rdAhmedabad1983-84
9102207SP GupteIndWI1st2ndKanpur1958-59
852282MH MankadIndPak1st1stDelhi1952-53
855233MH MankadIndEng1st5thMadras (Chepauk)1951-52
861111ND HirwaniIndWI1st4thMadras (Chepauk)1987-88
872307S VenkataraghavanIndNZ1st4thDelhi1964-65
87592ND HirwaniIndWI2nd4thMadras (Chepauk)1987-88
876184EAS PrasannaIndNZ2nd1stAuckland1975-76
879251BS ChandrasekharIndEng1st1stDelhi1972-73
884251Harbhajan SinghIndAus2nd3rdMadras (Chepauk)2000-01
885185Kapil DevIndPak1st5thLahore 1982-83
886162J SrinathIndPak2nd3rdCalcutta1998-99
8106228Kapil DevIndAus1st1stAdelaide1985-86
8141281A KumbleIndAus1st4thSydney2003-04

Best innings figures against Australia in Australia:
952142RJ HadleeNZAus1st1stBrisbane1985-86
986284Sarfraz NawazPakAus2nd1stMelbourne1978-79
835109GA LohmannEngAus1st2ndSydney1886-87
858260GA LohmannEngAus1st2ndSydney1891-92
86890W RhodesEngAus2nd2ndMelbourne1903-04
881175LC BraundEngAus1st5thMelbourne1903-04
894217T RichardsonEngAus1st5thSydney1897-98
8106228Kapil DevIndAus1st1stAdelaide1985-86
8126389JC WhiteEngAus2nd4thAdelaide1928-29
8141281A KumbleIndAus1st4thSydney2003-04

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