Lance Klusener birthday: Cricketers with the best bowling in an innings on Test debut

Sep 04, 2018, 17:00 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Former South African all-rounder Lance Klusener ran through the Indian batting order to mark a successful Test debut by taking 8 wickets in 1996. On his birthday, we take a look at other such bowlers who created an impact in their very first Test

Lance Klusener birthday: Cricketers with the best bowling in an innings on Test debut
Narendra Hirwani and Lance Klusener. Pic/ mid-day

On this very day back in 1996, South African all-rounder Lance Klusener ran through the Indian batting order to mark a successful Test debut by taking 8 wickets for just 64 runs. We take a look at other such bowlers who created an impact in their very first Test game.

Lance KlusenerLance Klusener - 8/64
Team - South Africa. Opposition - India. Date of Test - 27 Nov 1996. (Pic/ Midday archives)

Albert Trott - 8/43
Team - Australia. Opposition - England. Date of Test - 11 Jan 1895.


Bob Massie - 8/53 and 8/84
Team - Australia. Opposition - England. Date of Test - 22 June 1972. Massie took both these figures in the same Test match.

Narendra Hirwani
Narendra Hirwani - 8/61 and 8/75
Team - India. Opposition - West Indies. Date of Test - 11 Jan 1988. Hirwani took both these figures in the same Test match. (Pic/ Midday archives)

Alf Valentine - 8/104
Team - West Indies. Opposition - England. Date of Test - 8 June 1950.

Jason Krejza
Jason Krejza - 8/215
Team - Australia. Opposition - India. Date of Test - 6 Nov 2008. (Pic/ AFP)

Kyle Abbott
Kyle Abbott - 7/29.
Team - South Africa. Opposition - Pakistan. Date of Test - 22 Feb 2013. (Pic/ AFP)

Dominic Cork
Dominic Cork - 7/43
Team - England. Opposition - West Indies. Date of Test - 22 June 1995. (Pic/ AFP)

John Lever - 7/46
Team - England. Opposition - India. Date of Test - 17 Dec 1976.

Sir Alec Bedser - 7/49
Team - England. Opposition - India. Date of Test - 22 June 1946.

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