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Mishra's debut dhamaka

October 19, 2008

Leg-spinner Amit Mishra joined an exclusive club of Indian bowlers to take five wickets on debut, when he claimed five for 71 against Australia [Images] in the second Test at Mohali on Sunday.

The Haryana bowler was a late inclusion in the team after captain Anil Kumble [Images] was ruled out of the match with a shoulder injury.

The 25-year-old leggie is the sixth Indian bowler overall and the third leg-spinner after Narendra Hirwani and VV Kumar to claim five wickets in his debut Test match.

List of Indian bowlers who have claimed five-wicket hauls on debut:

Amit Mishra vs Australia, 5 for 71, PCA Stadium, Mohali in 2008-09
Narendra Hirwani vs West Indies [Images] 8 for 61, M, Chidambaram, Chennai in 1987-88
Dilip Doshi vs Australia 6 for 103, M Chidamabaram Stadium, Chennai in 1979-80
S Abid Ali vs Australia 6 for 55, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide in 1967-68
VV Kumar vs Pakistan 5 for 64, Ferozesha Kotla, Delhi [Images] in 1960-61
Mohd. Nissar vs England [Images] 5 for 93, Lord's in 1932

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