Getting one’s name up at Lord’s isn’t an easy task – either score a century or take five wickets. Easy enough, right?
On Day 3 of the 2nd Test between England and India, Indian bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar made history. He became just the third Indian after Amar Singh (1936) and Bishan Bedi (1974) to take six wickets in an innings of a Test match at Lord’s, often regarded as the mecca of cricket.
Before Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Amir was the last sub-continent player to take a 6 wicket haul at Lord’s.
His sixth victim of the innings was Stuart Broad, just moments after claiming Ben Stokes.
What made Bhuvneshwar’s performance that much more special was that it came off the heels of his back-to-back half-centuries in the first Test against England. Not only is he a threat with the ball, but just as much of one with the bat. Gaining confidence at the stage of the game is pricess.
Bhuvneshwar’s 82 runs for 6 wickets are the second most impressive numbers put up by an Indian bowler at Lord’s. It’s fair to say that Amar Singh’s 35 runs for 6 wickets in 1936 will remain at the top of this respective list.
List of cricket bowlers who have taken AT LEAST 5 wickets at Lord’s:
|Bishan Singh Bedi||64.2-8-226-6||1974|