Jasprit Bumrah’s 6/19 against England at the Oval is the best bowling figures in ODI by an Indian in England.

With India opting to bowl first, Bumrah made the best of the pitch conditions available as he dismissed Jason Roy, Joe Root and Liam Livingstone for ducks in his 7.2 overs. His other victims included Jonny Bairstow (7), David Willey (21) and Brydon Carse (15).

Bumrah’s haul of 6/19 is the fourth-best ODI figures in England, after Waqar Younis (7/36, 2001), Winston Davis (7/51, 1983) and Gary Gilmour (6/14, 1975)

Overall, it stands as the third-best bowling figures in ODI by an Indian bowler.

Stuart Binny owns the record for the best bowling figures by an Indian in ODI cricket, having scalped six wickets for just four runs against Bangladesh in 2014. With India posting 105 in 25.3 overs, Binny grabbed six wickets in just 28 deliveries in a rain-marred fixture at Mirpur.

Anil Kumble’s 6/12 against West Indies in 1993 is the best bowling figures in ODI by an Indian spinner. The legendary spinner registered an economy rate of 1.94 in his spell of 6.1 overs as he led India to win the C.A.B. Jubilee Tournament that featured South Africa, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe besides finalists India and the West Indies.

So far, 10 Indians have picked up six wickets in an innings on 11 occasions. Ashish Nehra is the only one to do it twice (6/23 vs England in 2003 and 6/59 vs Sri Lanka in 2005). Kumble was the first Indian to pick up a six-fer in 1993 while Ajit Agarkar was the first Indian pacer to do so in 2004 (6/42 vs Australia).

Bumrah’s 6/19 is the best ODI figures by an Indian against England since Ashish Nehra’s 6/23 at the 2003 Cricket World Cup.

With England chasing a 251-run target set by Sourav Ganguly’s India, Nehra grabbed the important wickets of Michael Vaughan, Nasser Hussain and Paul Collingwood to become just the third Indian bowler after Jawagal Srinath (5/41) and Harbhajan Singh (5/43) to take five or more wickets in an ODI match against England.

Kuldeep Yadav matched Ashish Nehra and Sreesanth’s haul of six wickets against England with his return of 6/25 in the 2018 ODI at Nottingham.

Kuldeep, who was playing his first 50-overs match on English soil, came in to bowl with England at 71 for 0 in 10 overs. In his first two overs, the spinner reduced the hosts to 82/3 as he grabbed the prized scalps of Jason Roy (10.2 overs) Joe Root (12.1 overs) and Jonny Bairstow (12.5 overs).

After going wicketless in his next five overs, Kuldeep Yadav would bag the wicket of Jos Buttler in his eighth over and his fifth and sixth wicket in the final over of his spell.

Best bowling figures in ODIs by an Indian


Bowling Figures




Stuart Binny 





Anil Kumble


West Indies 



Jasprit Bumrah





Ashish Nehra





Kuldeep Yadav





Author: William Paul

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