Also on cricketcountry.com
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
|6/35||L Amar Singh||Lord’s||1936||Lost|
|6/102||Dilip Doshi||Old Trafford||1982||Drawn|
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
|8/76||Erapalli Prasanna||Eden Park||1976||Won|
|8/106||Kapil Dev||Adelaide Oval||1985||Drawn|
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
|6/78||Anil Kumble||Sabina Park||2006||Won|
(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)
Play Fantasy Cricket & Win
Cash Daily! Click here