Bhuvneshwar Kumar joins India`s Lord`s elite

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 19:53

Bhuvneshwar Kumar became only the twelfth India bowler to take five or more wickets in a Test innings at Lord`s on Saturday.

Kumar`s return of six for 82 against England on the third day of the second Test also represented his Test-best bowling figures in what was the 24-year-old`s eighth match at this level.

Fast-medium bowler Kumar`s haul was also only the third time an India bowler had taken six wickets in a Test at Lord`s after Amar Singh (six for 35 in 1936) and left-arm spin great Bishan Bedi`s six for 223 in 1974.

Kumar was the second India player this match to mark his Test debut at Lord`s with a major individual performance after Ajinkya Rahane made 103 in the tourists` first innings 295.

Both Rahane and Kumar will now have their names inscribed on the Lord`s honours boards that record all those who`ve either scored a century or taken at least five wickets in an innings in a Test at the `home of cricket`.

Below is the complete list of India bowlers who have taken five or more wickets in a Test innings at Lord`s:
1936 Amar Singh 6-35

1946 Lala Amarnath 5-118

1952 Vinoo Mankad 5-196

1957 Ramakant Desai 5-89

1967 Bhagwath Chandrasekhar 5-127

1974 Bishan Bedi 6-223

1982 Kapil Dev 5-125

1986 Chetan Sharmam 5-64

1996 Venkatesh Prasad 5-76

2007 Rudra Pratap Singh 5-59

2011 Praveen Kumar 5-106

2014 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 6-82

AFP

First Published: Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 20:25

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