WATCH: Anil Kumble's 10 wicket haul against Pakistan on this day in 1999

Anil Kumble claimed all the 10 wickets against Pakistan on this day in 1999 in Delhi. In the process, Kumble became only the first Indian bowler and second bowler in cricket to claim 10 wickets in a match. India won the Test match and leveled the series.

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On this day in 1999, Anil Kumble created history in Arun Jaitley stadium in Delhi. The former India leg spinner became the first Indian bowler to claim all the 10 wickets in an innings. The feat of Kumble was exceptional and was lauded by the fans, former cricketers, experts and everyone else. To date, Kumble is the only Indian bowler to achieve the feat. 

Before Kumble, only Jim Laker had the record to his name. The former English spinner achieved the feat in a Test match in Manchester in 1956, when Australia was on the tour of England for Ashes. After Laker and Kumble, only one other bowler has been able to achieve the feat. Ajaz Patel from New Zealand achieved the feat against India in Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. 

In 1999, India had lost a close match to Pakistan in Chennai in the first match of the series. Saqlain Mushtaq's spell had won the match for Pakistan against India to give a lead of 1-0 in the series. The fans acknowledged the win of Pakistan, but did not forget the loss. In the second Test of the series in Delhi, India got an opportunity for making a comeback in the series. 

Anil Kumble dismisses all 10 batters of Pakistan in an innings

Defending a target of 420 runs, Kumble operated from one end. Pacers were asked to bowl from the other end. In the first innings, Kumble had claimed 4/75 to restrict Pakistan to a score of 172 runs. In the second innings, Kumble was all over Pakistan. In his spell of 26.3 overs, Kumble bowled 9 maiden overs, conceded only 74 runs, and claimed all the 10 wickets of Pakistan. 

The scalps of Kumble included the likes of Saeed Anwar, Shahid Afridi, Ijaz Ahmed, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Yousuf, Moin Khan, Saleem Malik, Wasim Akram, Mushtaq Ahmed, and Saqlain Mushtaq. Waqar Younis was the only batter who remained unbeaten in the crease. Five of the ten dismissals from Kumble were either leg before wickets or bowled. To date, Kumble is remembered for the feat. 

Watch the video of Kumble's feat here -


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