Video: When Anil Kumble single-handedly bowled out the whole Pakistani team

Today is the birthday of veteran Team India spinner Anil Kumble. Kumble has led the team to victory on several occasions, but the legendary spinner created history in the 1999 match against Pakistan. 22 years ago in 1999, Anil Kumble took a full 10 wickets in the Test innings against Pakistan. He became just the second bowler in the world to do so. Before him, England off-spinner Jim Laker set a record of taking all 10 wickets (51.2-23-53-10) of the innings in the Manchester Test against Australia in 1956.

In that match played at the then Ferozshah Kotla Stadium (now Arun Jaitley Stadium) in Delhi from February 4 to 7, 1999, spinner Kumble took 10 wickets for 74 runs in 26.3 overs with 9 maidens in 26.3 overs. Chasing a target of 420 runs in that match, Pakistan openers Saeed Anwar and Shahid Afridi added 101 runs, but the entire team was restricted to 207 runs and India beat Pakistan by 212 runs.


Kumble first sent Shahid Afridi to the pavilion and then took all the wickets. When Kumble had taken 9 wickets, skipper Mohammad Azharuddin had asked Javagal Srinath, who was bowling from the other end, to bowl out of the off-stump so that he could not get wickets and Kumble could get the last wicket.

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