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A dream debut for Munaf Patel

England's wrecker-in-chief on the fifth day of Mohali Test, returned best figures by an Indian pacer on debut, writes Rajneesh Gupta.

india Updated: Mar 26, 2006 21:15 IST

Munaf Patel, Indian bowling spearhead on the fifth day of Mohali Test, ended with figures of 4 for 25 in the second innings and match figures of 7 for 97.

His figures are now the best by an Indian pacer in debut match.

The previous record was held by Syed Abid Ali, who returned the figures of 7 for 116 against Australia at Adelaide in 1967-68.

Among all bowlers (including the spinners) Munaf's figures are the fourth best by an Indian debutant after Narendra Hirwani, Dilip Doshi and Shivlal Yadav.

Best matchfigures by Indian pacers on debut:

Bowler

Figures

Vs

Venue

Season

MM Patel

7-97

Eng

Mohali

2005-06

S Abid Ali

7-116

Aus

Adelaide

1967-68

BKV Prasad

6-121

Eng

Edgbaston

1996

Mahomed Nissar

6-135

Eng

Lord's

1932

SN Banerjee

5-127

WI

Bombay

1948-49

RP Singh

5-164

Pak

Faisalabad

2005-06

SS Banerjee

5-181

WI

Calcutta

1948-49



Best figures by Indian debutants:

Bowler

Figures

Vs

Venue

Season

ND Hirwani

16-136

WI

Madras

1987-88

DR Doshi

8-167

Aus

Madras

1979-80

NS Yadav

7-81

Aus

Bangalore

1979-80

MM Patel

7-97

Eng

Mohali

2005-06

S Abid Ali

7-116

Aus

Adelaide

1967-68

VV Kumar

7-132

Pak

Delhi

1960-61

First Published: Mar 13, 2006 16:23 IST