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On this day, Kumble became the 1st bowler to take 10-wicket in an innings

  • 07 Feb 2020 23:59:33

It was on February 7, 1999 when amazing Indian leg-spinner Anil Kumble constrained Pakistan group to bow before him at the Feroz Shah Kotla, presently known as the Arun Jaitley Cricket Stadium. During the second Test of the two-coordinate arrangement, Kumble got each of the 10 wickets and turned out to be just the second bowler in world cricket after England's Jim Laker to guarantee all wickets in an innings. India had lost the main Test in Chennai by a negligible 12 runs and were in an unquestionable requirement win circumstance in the Delhi Test in 1999.

India turned out with a remarkable bowling execution in the main innings to package out Pakistan for 172 subsequent to posting 252 in the primary innings. In the subsequent innings, Sadgopan Ramesh (96) and Sourav Ganguly (62*) scored abrasive half hundreds of years as India posted an objective for 420 for Pakistan.

During the pursuit, the guests got off to a relentless beginning as openers Shahid Afridi and Saeed Anwar put on 101 runs for the primary wicket. The match appeared to be in balance until Kumble was brought into the assault and unleashed ruin on the Pakistani batting line-up.

The leg-spinner initially expelled Afridi (41) in the 25th over. From that point onward, India didn't give up off the foot of the oar and continued taking wickets through Kumble and Pakistan were diminished to 128/6 in a matter of seconds.

Kumble, affectionately known as 'Enormous', continued taking wickets at standard interims and it was in the 61st over that he entered history books by rejecting Wasim Akram.

He completed with uncommon figures of 10/74 from 26.3 overs and helped India register a well known success by 212 runs.

"A 'Flawless 10' isn't something you set out to accomplish as a cricketer. I would property the occasions of seventh February 1999 to fate," Kumble had told the BCCI site in 2014.

The leg-spinner, subsequent to speaking to India in 132 Tests and scalping 619 wickets which included 35 five-wickets pulls, declared his retirement from global cricket in 2008.

Kumble is third in the rundown of most noteworthy wicket takers in Test cricket behind Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan (800) and Australia's Shane Warne (708).