The 23-year-old Delhi lad finished with figures of 28.5-5-77-10 but his team lost the match by 10 wickets.  

Thakur, who has been regularly training at the MRF Pace Academy and also had sessions with Aussie great Glenn McGrath, told PTI: “I have been fortunate to have interacted with McGrath sir a couple of times at the academy.

He gave me some invaluable tips on channel bowling and using subtle variations. My strength is bowling out-swingers.”