Kumble's first victim was Afridi (41) in the 25th over of the match and Pakistan was 128/6 in no time. The big-hearted leg-spinner continued to fool the opposition batsmen and after dismissing Wasim Akram in the 61st over the match, Anil Kumble entered the history books
Anil Kumble, the highest wicket-taker in Test matches for India, on February 7, 1999, became only the second bowler in the history of the game to claim all 10 wickets in an innings.
The first time any bowler took all 10 wickets in an innings was English right-arm off-break bowler Jim Laker- who took 19 wickets in a Test match against Australia in 1956.
Anil Kumble took the perfect 10 against Pakistan in the second Test of the two-match series, which was played at the Feroz Shah Kotla.
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The Kotla ground has now been renamed as the Arun Jaitley Cricket Stadium.
After having lost the first Test match against the arch-rivals in Chennai by a slim margin of 12 runs, it was India who was under pressure and it was a must-win situation for the host when they set foot in Delhi.
India batted first and scored 252, however, the bowlers did the trick for India and restricted the opponents for 172.
Riding on the half centuries of opener Sadgopan Ramesh (96) and Sourav Ganguly (62*), the visitors were given a stiff target of 420 in their second innings.
Pakistan got off to a steady start and the openers- Shahid Afridi and Saeed Anwar- shared a 101 runs partnership for the first wicket.
It was all looking good for the visitors until Anil Kumble was thrown the ball and what followed next has been a part of history.
Kumble's first victim was Afridi (41) in the 25th over of the match and Pakistan was 128/6 in no time.
The big-hearted leg-spinner continued to fool the opposition batsmen and after dismissing Wasim Akram in the 61st over the match, Anil Kumble entered the history books.
Kumble bowled 26.3 overs and gave away 74 runs and helped India win the match by 212 runs.
On the 22nd anniversary of the feat on February 7, the BCCI tweeted the video of all the wickets which Anil Kumble had taken in the match.
"#OnThisDay in 1999, #TeamIndia spin legend Anil Kumble became the first Indian bowler and second overall to scalp all the 10 wickets in a Test inning. Watch that fantastic bowling display," the BCCI wrote in the video.
Watch that fantastic bowling display ?? pic.twitter.com/OvanaqP4nU
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 7, 2021
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