Home > Features > Facts and figures >

Bhuvneshwar Kumar becomes sixth Indian bowler to take back-to-back five wicket-hauls in overseas Tests

Bhuvneshwar Kumar took five for 82 at Nottingham and six for 82 at Lord's © Getty Images
Bhuvneshwar Kumar took five for 82 at Nottingham and six for 82 at Lord’s © Getty Images

Jul 19, 2014

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has become the sixth Indian bowler to take back-to-back five-wicket hauls in overseas Test matches. Bhuvneshwar had taken five for 82 in England’s only innings in the first Test at Nottingham and then followed it up with a spell of six for 82 at Lord’s. He joins a list that comprises Bishan Singh Bedi, Bhagwat Chandrasekhar, Kapil Dev, Venkatesh Prasad and Irfan Pathan. Kapil Dev and Pathan have achieved this milestone twice and thrice respectively.

Here is a list of Indian bowlers who have taken back-to-back fifers in overseas Tests:

Player

Opposition

Venue

Year

Spell

Bishan Singh Bedi

Australia

Perth

1977

5/89

1977

5/105

Bhagwat Chandrasekhar

Australia

Melbourne

1978

6/52

6/56

Kapil Dev

Pakistan

Karachi

1982

5/102

Faisalabad

1983

7/220

Kapil Dev

West Indies

Port-of-Spain

1989

5/58

Jamaica

1989

6/84

Venkatesh Prasad

South Africa

Durban

1996

5/60

5/93

Irfan Pathan

Bangladesh

Dhaka

2004

5/45

6/51

Irfan Pathan

Bangladesh

Chittagong

2004

5/32

Zimbabwe

Bulawayo

2005

5/58

Irfan Pathan

Zimbabwe

Harare

2005

7/59

5/67

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

England

Nottingham

2014

5/82

6/82

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 23, 2014 (08:50 IST)   at Sydney

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 23, 2014 (12:00 IST)   at Chittagong

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 24, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Glenelg, Adelaide

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 24, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Sharjah

More

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 22, 2014  at Dambulla

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 21, 2014  at Dambulla

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 21, 2014  at Chittagong

Bangladesh won by 87 runs

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 21, 2014  at Melbourne

Australia won by 3 wkts

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 20, 2014  at Dambulla

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled(Match rescheduled to 21/11/2014)

Photos

Australia vs South Africa, 3rd ODI at Canberra

Videos

SL vs Eng: Buttler practices wicketkeeping in nets

Live Cricket Score Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2nd ODI at Chittagong: Bangladesh make steady start

Live Cricket Score Vijay Hazare Trophy 2014-15 Odisha vs Punjab Semi-Final 2: Odisha fight to post respectable total

Live Cricket Score Vijay Hazare Trophy 2014-15 Bengal vs Karnataka Semi-Final 1: Karnataka post challenging target

Live Cricket Score Australia vs South Africa 2014, 5th ODI at Sydney: Farhaan Behardien cameo guides SA to 280/6 after 50 overs

India vs Australia 2014: How crucial are India’s practice games ahead of the first Test?

Australia Australia vs South Africa Australia vs South Africa 2014 India New Zealand New Zealand tour of UAE 2014 New Zealand vs Pakistan New Zealand vs Pakistan 2014 Pakistan Pakistan vs New Zealand Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014 South Africa South Africa tour of Australia 2014 South Africa vs Australia South Africa vs Australia 2014

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2014: Bangladesh 42/0 after 10 overs

VIjay Hazare Trophy 2014: Karnataka set Bengal 269-run target

South Africa set a target of 281 for Australia in 5th ODI at Sydney Cricket Ground

Australia vs South Africa 2014: Farhaan Behardien scores his 2nd ODI half-century

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2014-15: Odisha crawl to 238/7 versus Punjab

ICC World Cup 2015: Australia in risk of overkill

Is Dhawal Kulkarni a contender for India’s ICC World Cup 2015 squad?

World Cup 1992: Arjuna Ranatunga masterminds first ever 300-plus ODI chase

India vs Australia 2014: How crucial are India’s practice games ahead of the first Test?

Rohit Sharma: India are serious contenders

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

681 Posts | 6 Fans

Video Highlights: Virat Kohli vs Australian cricketers

Watch Free Live Streaming & Telecast of Indian Super League (ISL) 2014 Football 37th Match between Kerala Blasters FC vs Atletico de Kolkata

PK Tharki Chokro making: Rancho aka Aamir Khan and Munna Bhai aka Sanjay Dutt shake legs to this folk number

Simbu-Hansika’s Vaalu slated for Christmas release!

Yeh Hai Mohabbatein: Will Raman and Ishita help Mihika with her plans?

Alibaba to launch its Taobao marketplace in international markets: Reuters

8 reasons to add rosemary to your diet

eBay India ‘Black Friday’ sale kicks off today

How many calories do bananas have?

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here