Bhuvneshwar Kumar Earns Honors at Lord's

By Rohit Ghosh
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Lord's Cricket India
Photo courtesy of Bhuvneshwar Kumar Facebook

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:

Player Innings figures Year
Mohammad Nissar 26-3-93-5 1932
Amar Singh 25.1-11-35-6 1936
Lala Amarnath 57-18-118-5 1946
Vinoo Mankad 73-24-196-5 1952
Ramakant Desai 31.4-8-89-5 1959
Bhagwat Chandrasekhar 53-9-127-5 1967
Bishan Singh Bedi 64.2-8-226-6 1974
Kapil Dev 43-8-125-5 1982
Chetan Sharma 32-10-64-5 1986
Venkatesh Prasad 33.3-10-76-5 1996
RP Singh 16.3-3-59-5 2007
Praveen Kumar 40.3-10-106-5 2011
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 31-10-82-6 2014

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