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Kuldeep Yadav 6/25, is the best figures ever by a left-arm spinner in ODIs.

Team India’s wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav on Thursday made the world record in the first one-day international against England. Chinnaman bowled the best bowling figures of his career in the match played at Nottingham, as picked 6 wickets in his 10 overs spell and conceding just 25 runs. Team India won this match with a big margin of 8 wickets and leading the series with 1-0 in the three-match ODI series.

With this Kuldeep Yadav become the world’s first left-handed wrist spinner to take 6 wickets in one-day cricket. He made this record, leaving Australia’s former spinner Brad Hogg behind. Hogg took 5 wickets by giving 32 runs against the West Indies in 2005.

Kuldeep Yadav’s 6/25 off 10 is the best figures ever by a left-arm spinner in ODIs. He was followed Indian spinner Murali Karthik who took 6/27 against Australia in Mumbai in 2007, and Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya, who bagged 6/29 against England in Moratuwa in 1993. 

Best figures ever by a left-arm spinner in ODIs.

Player Wkts Runs Year
Kuldeep Yadav 6 25 2018
Murali Karthik 6 27 2007
Sanath Jayasuriya 6 29 1993

This performance by Kuldeep Yadav is the fourth-best  by any Indian bowler in ODIs, after Stuart Binny’s 6/4 against Bangladesh in Dhaka in 2014, Anil Kumble’s 6/12 against West Indies in Kolkata in 1993 and Ashish Nehra’s 6/23 against England in Durban in 2003. 

Best performance by any Indian bowler in ODIs:

Player Wkts Runs Venue Year
Stuart Binny 6 4 Dhaka 2014
Anil Kumble 6 12 Kolkata 1993
Ashish Nehra 6 23 Durban 2003
Kuldeep Yadav 6 25 Nottingam 2018


With this, Kuldeep Yadav became the first Indian to take five or more wickets in ODIs against England in England. In this match, he took wickets of batsmen like Jason Roy, Johnny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Butler. For the first time, Kuldeep took five or more wickets in one innings. Earlier, he had taken four wickets against South Africa, which was his best performance.

Before this England, who were invited for batting first in Nottingham, were all out for 268 runs in 49.5 overs. In reply, Team India achieved the target by losing 2 wickets with 59 balls remaining. Kuldeep Yadav, who took 6 wickets in 25 balls with 10 runs in 10 overs, was selected as the man of the match.

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