Mohammed Shami joins Ravichandran Ashwin to register second best figrues on Test cricket debut

Mohammed Shami claimed nine wickets for 118 runs at the Eden Gardens © IANS

Nov 8, 2013

Right-arm pacer Mohammed Shami on Friday registering the second best figures for India on debut, taking nine for 118 in the first Test match against the West Indies in Kolkata.

Shami played a crucial role in India’s win by an innings and 51 runs at the Eden Gardens, taking four for 71 in the first innings while grabbing five for 47 in the second.

In the first innings, Shami rocked the West Indies middle-order by removing the in-form Marlon Samuels and Denesh Ramdin in quick succession, putting the hosts on the backfoot.

The Indian pacer repeated his performance in the second innings when he dismissed Ramdin in the 37th over of the innings, and then put West Indies under tremendous pressure by cleaning up their captain Darren Sammy and Shane Shillingford in the 48th over.

  Bowler Opposition Year Match Figures
1 Narendra Hirwani West Indies 1988 16 for 136
2 Mohammed Shami West Indies 2013 9 for 118
3 Ravichandran Ashwin West Indies 2011 9 for 128
4 Dilip Doshi Australia 1979 8 for 167

 

Shami also registered a five-for in an innings on debut. Here’s the table (both first and second innings):

  Bowler Opposition Year Innings figures
1 Mohammad Nissar England 1932 5 for 93
2 Vaman Kumar Pakistan 1961 5 for 64
3 Syed Abid Ali Australia 1967 6 for 55
4 Dilip Doshi Australia 1979 6 for 103
5 Narendra Hirwani West Indies 1988 8 for 61
6 Amit Mishra Australia 2008 5 for 71
7 Ravichandran Ashwin West Indies 2011 6 for 47
8 Mohammed Shami West Indies 2013 5 for 47