26th September 1999: Sunil Joshi Casts Spin Spell on the Proteas

In cricket, typically gamers simply become one-match wonders, the place they’re remembered for only one stand-out efficiency. Such is the case with former left-arm spinner Sunil Joshi. Although a proficient participant, his profession by no means actually took off as the way in which it ought to have, however the match towards South Africa on September 26 1999, at Nairobi, will at all times be contemporary in followers’ minds for his excellent bowling figures of 10-6-6-5.South Africa again then boasted of a line-up that had Jaques Kallis, Lance Klusener and Hansie Cronje. In a nutshell, it was the very best ODI workforce on paper. Whereas India was sans the providers of Mohammad Azharuddin and Anil Kumble. Joshi was the one who took the bull by its horn and wreaked havoc on the Proteas.

Joshi scalped Boeta Dippenaar, Herschelle Gibbs, Hansie Cronje, Jonty Rhodes and Shaun Pollock. And the remainder is historical past. The Karnataka bowler bowled six maidens and gave away six runs in his quota of 10 overs. Based on Wisden, it was the third most economical evaluation (0.60 runs per over) by anybody finishing his full quota of overs. Bishen Singh Bedi’s 12-8-6-1, in the course of the 1975 World Cup, had a greater financial system charge (0.50) towards East Africa.

This effort by Joshi ensured that South Africa was bundled out for 117. India achieved the goal with ease in simply 22 overs.

Transient scores:

South Africa 117 in 48 overs (Jacques Kallis 38; Sunil Joshi 5 for six, Nikhil Chopra three for 26) misplaced to India 120 for two in 22.four overs (Sadagoppan Ramesh 36, Sourav Ganguly 38; Derek Crookes 2 for 47) by Eight wickets.

First Printed: September 26, 2018, 10:00 AM IST


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