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India vs England 2014, 2nd Test at Lord’s: Ishant Sharma’s feats

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Ishant Sharma’s 7 for 74 is now the best figures registered by an Indian in England © Getty Images

Ishant Sharma’s performances for India against England helped rewrite several records. Bharath Seervi lists the records created and overcome by Ishant.

Ishant Sharma turned out to be a star with his seven for 74 in the fourth innings at Lord’s to win the match for India by 95 runs. It was the first time in Indian history anyone took seven wickets in an innings in England. He bettered Amar Singh’s six for 35 at Lord’s in 1936.

Best bowling figures in an innings by Indians in Tests in England

Figures Bowler Venue Year Result
7/74 Ishant Sharma Lord’s 2014 Won
6/35 L Amar Singh Lord’s 1936 Lost
6/38 Bhagwat Chandrasekhar Oval 1971 Won
6/58 Chetan Sharma Edgbaston 1986 Drawn
6/82 Bhuvneshwar Kumar Lord’s 2014 Won
6/102 Dilip Doshi Old Trafford 1982 Drawn
6/226 Bishan Bedi Lord’s 1974 Lost

Ishant Sharma’s seven for 74 is the fifth best bowling figure by an Indian in overseas (outside Asia) Tests. Best by an Indian outside Asia is Erapalli Prasanna’s eight for 76 at Auckland in 1976.

Best bowling figures by Indians in Overseas Tests

Figures Bowler Venue Year Result
8/76 Erapalli Prasanna Eden Park 1976 Won
8/106 Kapil Dev Adelaide Oval 1985 Drawn
8/141 Anil Kumble SCG 2004 Drawn
7/59 Irfan Pathan Harare 2005 Won
7/74 Ishant Sharma Lord’s 2014 Won

 

Ishant Sharma’s figures of seven for in the fourth innings of the match are the best figures by any Indian in Tests outside India. The record was held by Bhagwat Chandrasekhar who took six for 52 at Melbourne in 1977. Ishant is only the fifth Indian to take a five-wicket haul in the fourth innings of an away Test match.

Best bowling figures by Indians in the fourth innings of an Away Test

Figures Bowler Venue Year Result
7/74 Ishant Sharma Lord’s 2014 Won
6/52 Bhagwat Chandrasekhar MCG 1977 Won
6/78 Anil Kumble Sabina Park 2006 Won
5/28 Kapil Dev MCG 1981 Won
5/105 Bishan Bedi WACA 1977 Lost

(Bharath Seervi is a cricket statistician who is obsessed with digging numbers, facts and records related to the game. An active member of Society of Cricket Statisticians of India, he blogs atwww.cricketseervistats.blogspot.com. He can be followed on Twitter atwww.twitter.com/SeerviBharath and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SeerviCricket)

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