Umesh’s 6/88 is also the first six-wicket haul by an Indian pacer at home since Srinath’s effort in 1999.
Umesh’s 6/88 is also the first six-wicket haul by an Indian pacer at home since Srinath’s effort in 1999.

Indian pacer Umesh Yadav picked 6 for 88 on day two of the 2nd Test against West Indies at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad, thus registering the best figures for an Indian quick at home since Javagal Srinath’s 6 for 45 against New Zealand at Mohali in way back in 1999.

Umesh, who was without his opening partner Shardul Thakur – out with a groin injury on day 1 – picked three wickets on day one as West Indies had finished at 295/7. On day two, West Indies could survive only 5.4 overs with Umesh cleaning up the tail in no time and proceeded to take the remaining three wickets.

Since 1999, there have been only nine instances where an Indian pacer picked 5 of more wickets in India in a Test innings – Zaheer Khan thrice, Srinath, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Ishant Sharma, S Sreensath, Mohammad Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar once each.

Bowler

Figures

Opposition

Venue

Javagal Srinath

6/45

New Zealand

Mohali, 1999

Javagal Srinath

5/60

Zimbabwe

Delhi, 2000

Lakshmipathy Balaji

5/76

Pakistan

Mohali, 2005

Ishant Sharma

5/118

Pakistan

Bengaluru, 2007

Zaheer Khan

5/91

Australia

Bengaluru, 2008

S Sreesanth

5/75

Sri Lanka

Kanpur, 2009

Zaheer Khan

5/72

Sri Lanka

Mumbai, 2009

Zaheer Khan

5/94

Australia

Mohali, 2010

Mohamamad Shami

5/47

West Indies

Kolkata, 2013

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

5/48

New Zealand

Kolkata, 2016

Umesh Yadav

6/88

West Indies

Hyderabad, 2018

 

Umesh’s 6/88 is also the first six-wicket haul by an Indian pacer at home since Srinath’s effort in 1999.

This is Umesh’s best bowling figures in an innings surpassing his 5/93 in Australia in 2012. It has taken him 68 consecutive innings to register another five or more wickets haul in a Test innings, making him the bowler with most consecutive innings between two five-fers for India.