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Kuldeep Yadav Record: Kuldeep Yadav did what has not happened in 100 years! 'Half-century' of wickets completed in 1871 balls

Leader Online Desk : Kuldeep Yadav Record : Indian spinners destroyed England's batting at Dharamshala. The visitors were bowled out for 218 in just 57.4 overs. Kuldeep Yadav bagged a handful of wickets in this match, while Ravichandran Ashwin, playing his 100th Test, also took four wickets. Ravindra Jadeja got one wicket. Once upon a time, England looked in strong form on the first day of the match. But then they reached the tent after losing 5 wickets in just 8 runs.

Kuldeep Yadav made a special record by bowling brilliantly for Team India. In the last 100 years, Kuldeep has reached the number one position in terms of taking 50 wickets with the fewest balls. He also reached the top position in the list of Indian bowlers. Kuldeep has completed 50 wickets off 1871 balls. (Kuldeep Yadav Record)

Jonny Bairstow, who was playing his 100th Test, became Kuldeep's half-century victim. Bairstow is caught by Dhruv Jurel of the wicket. Prior to Kuldeep, Akshar Patel had completed 50 wickets for India in 2205 balls while fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah had completed 50 wickets in 2465 balls for India. Apart from this, he has become the fifth Indian bowler to take 50 or more wickets in all three formats. Before him, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have done this feat for India. (Kuldeep Yadav Record)

Kuldeep's career has been stellar so far. He made his Test debut at the Dharamsala ground in 2017. Coincidentally, it was on this ground that he completed his half-century of wickets. He has collected 51 wickets in 21 innings of 12 matches. 5 wickets for 40 runs is his best performance in an innings, while 8 wickets for 113 runs in the whole match is his best. His economy rate is 3.44, while the average is 21.02. Kuldeep has also achieved the feat of taking five or more wickets 4 times in Tests.

If you look at the list of bowlers who have taken the most wickets in Tests for India, Kuldeep is at number 43. Anil Kumble is leading in this regard. Kumble has taken 619 wickets in 132 Test matches. While Ravichandran Ashwin is at number two. Ashwin has taken 507 wickets in 100 matches. Kapil Dev is at number three. He has taken 434 wickets in 131 matches.

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