Saturday, November 1, 2008

Sehwag joins elite

The Delhi lad, who struggled with the bat in the Test, finished with five for 104 off 40 overs to emerge as India's leading wicket-taker in Australia's first innings at the Ferozeshah Kotla.

This was his maiden five-wicket haul, bettering his three for 12 against South Africa at Kanpur earlier this year.

The feat at Kotla had earlier been achieved only by three Indian top notch spinners that includes Bishan Singh Bedi (5/37 in 1969-70), Erapalli Prasanna (5/42 in 1969-70) and Anil Kumble (5/67 in 1996-97).

This was also the first that Sehwag bowled more than 30 overs in an innings. He had bowled exactly 30 overs against West Indies in their second innings at Gros Islet in 2006 returning figures of 30-9-48-1.

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