Chahal, Kuldeep break spinners record in SA

NEW DELHI: India’s Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have broken the file for most wickets by way of an overseas spinner in a bilateral ODI collection in South Africa, surpassing former West Indies allrounder Keith Arthurton’s mark of 12 wickets taken across seven ODIs right through the 1998-99 season.

During the fifth ODI at Port Elizabeth on Tuesday which India gained by way of 73 runs to secure their first ODI collection win in South Africa Chahal was the first to damage Arthurton's mark, when he claimed his 13th wicket in the type of David Miller. Not long after, Kuldeep surpassed him witha haul of 4 for 57 to guide the race with 16 wickets in the collection up to now.


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Chahal, 27, has loved a shocking run of success right through the continued six-match collection in opposition to South Africa. He began off with 2/45, then grabbed a career-best five/22, followed by way of 4/46 as India went up Three-Zero. During the fifth ODI, he got rid of David Miller lbw to take his 13th wicket of the collection. In tandem with Kuldeep, he has again and again flummoxed South Africa’s batsmen. Kuldeep overtook Chahal with Tuesday's four-wicket haul.


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Arthurton, an offspinner and middle-order batsman, took 12 wickets in a seven-ODI collection which West Indies misplaced 1-6. Next best is Shane Warne, who took 11 wickets in Australia’s eight-game collection in opposition to South Africa in 1993-94, and then 10 in six fits in 1996-97.


Before Chahal and Kuldeep right through the continued collection, which Virat Kohli’s wrapped up with a sport to spare on Tuesday, the most efficient collection returns by way of an Indian spinner in South Africa had been Anil Kumble’s five wickets in seven ODIs back in 1992-93.


For any kind of bowler in a bilateral ODI collection in opposition to South Africa at home, pacer or spinner, the file is shared between England’s Kabir Ali, who took 13 wickets in seven ODIs in 2004-05, and Australian Mitchell Johnson who took 13 in five fits in 2008-09. Jason Gillespie claimed 12 in six fits in 2001-02 and England fast bowler Darren Gough managed 11 on 3 events - in 1995-96, 1999-00 and 2004-05.
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