NEW DELHI: On this day, February 7, in 1999, India spin legend Anil Kumble became only the second bowler and the first Indian to claim all 10 wickets in an innings of a Test match.
Kumble achieved the historic feat in the Delhi Test at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground (now Arun Jaitley Stadium) against arch-rivals Pakistan.
Prior to Kumble, England’s Jim Laker held the record of dismissing all 10 batsmen in an innings of a Test match, achieving the incredible feat against Australia in 1956.
Kumble bowled 26.3 overs, including 9 maidens, and swept the Pakistan batting line-up in front of a jam-packed stadium. He conceded just 74 runs in his spell.
BCCI shared the video of all the ten dismissals on X to mark the day:

Batting first, India posted 252 on the board. In reply, Pakistan could manage only 174, in their first innings, thanks to a four-wicket burst by Kumble and three-wicket haul by Harbhajan Singh.
In the second innings, Sadagoppan Ramesh’s 96 and an unbeaten 62 by Sourav Ganguly took India to 339.
Pakistan made a strong start with a century opening stand between Saeed Anwar and Shahid Afridi before Kumble rattled the arch-rivals’ line-up and sent all their 10 batters packing to register his name in the record books as India crushed Pakistan by 212 runs.

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