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Kuldeep Yadav records best bowling figures by a left-arm bowler in the ODI Asia Cup history

During the India vs Pakistan match in the Super Four at the Asia Cup 2023, Indian left-arm chinaman Kuldeep Yadav claimed a record-breaking five-wicket haul to secure a dominating win for India.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 12.09.2023
Kuldeep Yadav picked up five wickets against Pakistan in the Super Four at the Asia Cup 2023 (Image Credit: X)

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While India claimed a dominating victory against Pakistan in the Super Four clash at the Asia Cup 2023, the left-arm chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav recorded a fifer to destroy the opponent’s batting line-up. During that game, he also recorded the best bowling figures by a left-arm bowler in the Asia Cup history.  

After India set the first innings total of 356/2 in 50 overs, thanks to four 50+ scores, including the unbeaten centuries of Virat Kohli and KL Rahul, Kuldeep Yadav was unplayable for the Pakistan batter. Pakistan scored 128/8 in 32 overs, where the last two batters couldn’t come to bat due to injuries, and India won the match by 228 runs.

Indian left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav created a record in the ODI Asia Cup history

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Kuldeep finished the game with the bowling figures of 8-0-25-5. It was Kuldeep’s second ODI fifer and sixth five-wicket haul in international cricket.


Kuldeep Yadav (Image Credit: X)

Those were the best bowling figures by a left-arm bowler in the ODI Asia Cup history. The previous record was 10-1-48-5 by the left-arm Pakistan pacer Sohail Tanvir (vs Sri Lanka at Karachi on 29 June 2008).

Asia Cup ODI records: Best bowling figures by left-arm bowlers


Player (Team)

Bowling figures

Opposition

Venue

Date

Kuldeep Yadav (India)

8-0-25-5

Pakistan

Colombo (RPS)

11 September 2023

Sohail Tanvir (Pakistan)

10-1-48-5

Sri Lanka

Karachi

29 June 2008

Wasim Akram (Pakistan)

9-2-19-4

Bangladesh

Moratuwa

31 March 1986

Junaid Khan (Pakistan)

9-1-19-4

Bangladesh

Abu Dhabi

26 September 2018

Ravindra Jadeja (India)

10-0-29-4

Bangladesh

Dubai (DSC)

21 September 2018

(Updated till 11 September 2023)

Meanwhile, Kuldeep became the second Indian bowler to record a five-wicket haul in the ODI Asia Cup history. The off-spinner Arshad Ayub was the first Indian bowler to claim a fifer in the ODI Asia Cup history (in Asia Cup 1988).

Asia Cup ODI records: Best bowling figures by Indian bowlers


Player

Bowling figures

Opposition

Venue

Date

Arshad Ayub

9-0-21-5

Pakistan

Dhaka

31 October 1988

Kuldeep Yadav

8-0-25-5

Pakistan

Colombo (RPS)

11 September 2023

Virender Sehwag

2.5-0-6-4

Bangladesh

Dambulla

16 June 2010

Venkatesh Prasad

5-1-17-4

Pakistan

Colombo (SSC)

20 July 1997

Piyush Chawla

10-2-23-4

Hong Kong

Karachi

25 June 2008

(Updated till 11 September 2023)

Kuldeep became the fifth Indian bowler and third Indian spinner to record an ODI five-wicket haul against Pakistan.

India vs Pakistan in ODIs: Indian bowlers with five-wicket hauls


Player

Bowling figures

Venue

Date

Sourav Ganguly

10-3-16-5

Toronto

18 September 1997

Arshad Ayub

9-0-21-5

Dhaka

31 October 1988

Kuldeep Yadav

8-0-25-5

Colombo (RPS)

11 September 2023

Venkatesh Prasad

9.3-2-27-5

Manchester

8 June 1999

Sachin Tendulkar

10-1-50-5

Kochi

2 April 2005

(Updated till 11 September 2023) 

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