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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

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Dec 17, 2014 (14:00 IST)   at Centurion

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Dec 19, 2014 (16:30 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

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