Bhuvneshwar Kumar


Bhuvneshwar Kumar 6-82 v EnglandBack to boards

In a match that will be best remembered FOR ENGLAND'S first Test defeat to India at Lord’s in 28 years - India’s Bhuvneshwar Kumar will have fond memories of his achievements on the opening two days.

It was a Lord’s debut to remember for Kumar, who also chipped in with a counter-attacking 52 in India’s second innings.

The opening bowler, equipped with all the attributes of a traditional English swing bowler, picked up his career best figures of 6/82 during England's first innings.

He removed England’s top four of Cook, Sam Robson, Ballance and Ian Bell, before claiming his fifth wicket on day three, after clean-bowling Ben Stokes.

Kumar's 6/82 were the best figures by any Indian bowler at the Home of Cricket for 78 years - Amar Singh claimed 6/35 against Gubby Allen’s England in 1936 - before Ishant Sharma ripped through England to bag 7/74 just 48 hours later to seal a historic victory for India.