Bhuvneshwar Kumar joins India`s Lord`s elite
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
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