Pankaj Singh after bagging his first Test wicket © Getty Images
Pankaj Singh after bagging his first Test wicket © Getty Images

 

Aug 9, 2014

 

It took 416 balls for Pankaj Singh to pick his maiden Test wicket when he removed settled England batsman Joe Root on Day Three of fourth Test.

The tall paceman had threatened to become the most expensive wicketless bowler in Test history.

His return of none for 179 in England’s 266-run victory in the third Test at Southampton, a result that levelled the five-match series at 1-1, saw him record the most expensive figures by a Test match debutant without a wicket.

Later on, he also picked up the wicket of Jos Buttler.

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