Ajit Agarkar bowled a match-winning spell of 6 for 41 at Adelaide Oval in India’s famous win against Australia in 2003-04. India had conceded a lead of 33 runs in the first innings, after Australia piled up a mammoth 556, aided by Ricky Ponting’s 242. But the home side fell away in the second innings, as Agarkar removed opener Justin Langer, Ricky Ponting (for a duck), Simon Katich, Andy Bichel, Jason Gillspie and No. 11 Stuart MacGill. Sachin Tendulkar, who bowled part-time off and leg spin, also chipped in with two middle-order wickets as Australia were bowled out for 196. India reached their target of 230 for the loss of six wickets, helped by an unbeaten 72 from Rahul Dravid, who had also scored a double-ton in India’s first innings. READ: Ajit Agarkar – Some of the important batting and bowling records to his name

This is Agarkar’s best innings bowling figures in Tests. His next best bowling was also against Australia in Adelaide, but in 1999: he took 3 for 43 in a one-sided contest. His six best figures in Tests all came against Australia in Australia. The fast bowler was not able to capture a permanent spot in the Indian pace attack, in the 26 Tests he played for India; his bowling average of 47 suggests he had been ineffective.

That spell, though, was an unforgettable one for the Mumbai veteran. Another memorable moment in his Test career was his only Test century, against England at Lord’s in July, 2002. He remained unbeaten on 109 off 190 balls, in a strong second innings performance from India, who fell short of their target of 568 by 169 runs.