Cricket

Kumar joins India's Lord's elite

2014-07-19 16:56
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (AP)

London - 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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