Five or more wickets by Indian bowlers in a test innings against Sri Lanka

I Sharma of India captured five for 54 in Sri  Lanka’s first innings in the ongoing third and final test at Col-SSC to provide the 21st occasion of an Indian bowler capturing  five or more wickets  in a test innings against Sri Lanka. All such occasions are listed below

No Player O M R W Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 DR Doshi 30.0 8 85 5 1 v Sri Lanka Chennai 17 Sep 1982
2 N Kapil Dev 24.3 3 110 5 3 v Sri Lanka Chennai 17 Sep 1982
3 C Sharma 33.0 3 118 5 1 v Sri Lanka Col-PSS 06 Sep 1985
4 NS Yadav 19.1 4 76 5 1 v Sri Lanka Nagpur 27 Dec 1986
5 Maninder Singh 17.4 4 51 7 3 v Sri Lanka Nagpur 27 Dec 1986
6 SLV Raju 17.5 13 12 6 2 v Sri Lanka Chandigarh 23 Nov 1990
7 A Kumble 24.0 3 87 5 2 v Sri Lanka Col-SSC 27 Jul 1993
8 A Kumble 27.3 9 59 7 3 v Sri Lanka Lucknow 18 Jan 1994
9 SLV Raju 23.5 7 38 5 1 v Sri Lanka Ahmedabad 8 Feb 1994
10 SLV Raju 32.3 9 87 6 3 v Sri Lanka Ahmedabad 8 Feb 1994
11 J Srinath 24.5 5 114 5 2 v Sri Lanka Galle 14 Aug 2001
12 BKV Prasad 21.0 7 72 5 3 v Sri Lanka Kandy 22 Aug 2001
13 A Kumble 28.0 6 72 6 2 v Sri Lanka Delhi 10 Dec 2005
14 Harbhajan Singh 22.2 3 62 7 2 v Sri Lanka Ahmedabad 18 Dec 2005
15 A Kumble 34.3 9 89 5 4 v Sri Lanka Ahmedabad 18 Dec 2005
16 Harbhajan Singh 40.3 8 102 6 2 v Sri Lanka Galle 31 Jul 2008
17 S Sreesanth 22.0 4 75 5 2 v Sri Lanka Kanpur 24 Nov 2009
18 Z Khan 21.0 5 72 5 3 v Sri Lanka Mum-BS 02 Dec 2009
19 R Ashwin 13.4 2 46 6 1 v Sri Lanka Galle 12 Aug 2015
20 R Ashwin 16.0 6 42 5 4 v Sri Lanka Col-PSS 20 Aug 2015
21 I Sharma 15.0 2 54 5 2 v Sri Lanka Col-SSC 28 Aug 2015

I Sharma of India captured five for 54 in Sri  Lanka’s first innings in the ongoing third and final test at Col-SSC to provide the seventh occasion of an Indian pace bowler capturing  five or more wickets  in a test innings against Sri Lanka. All such occasions are listed below

No Player O M R W Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 N Kapil Dev 24.3 3 110 5 3 v Sri Lanka Chennai 17 Sep 1982
2 C Sharma 33.0 3 118 5 1 v Sri Lanka Col-PSS 06 Sep 1985
3 J Srinath 24.5 5 114 5 2 v Sri Lanka Galle 14 Aug 2001
4 BKV Prasad 21.0 7 72 5 3 v Sri Lanka Kandy 22 Aug 2001
5 S Sreesanth 22.0 4 75 5 2 v Sri Lanka Kanpur 24 Nov 2009
6 Z Khan 21.0 5 72 5 3 v Sri Lanka Mum-BS 02 Dec 2009
7 I Sharma 15.0 2 54 5 2 v Sri Lanka Col-SSC 28 Aug 2015

I Sharma of India captured five for 54 in Sri  Lanka’s first innings in the ongoing third and final test at Col-SSC to provide the 21st occasion of an Indian pace bowler capturing  five or more wickets  in a test innings against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka. All such occasions are listed below

No Player O M R W Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 C Sharma 33.0 3 118 5 1 v Sri Lanka Col-PSS 06 Sep 1985
2 J Srinath 24.5 5 114 5 2 v Sri Lanka Galle 14 Aug 2001
3 BKV Prasad 21.0 7 72 5 3 v Sri Lanka Kandy 22 Aug 2001
4 I Sharma 15.0 2 54 5 2 v Sri Lanka Col-SSC 28 Aug 2015

Thus I Sharma’s five for 54 represent the best innings bowling figures by an Indian pace bowler against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka. The previous best was BKV Prasad’s 5 for 74 at Kandy in Aug 2001

No Player O M R W Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 I Sharma 15.0 2 54 5 2 v Sri Lanka Col-SSC 28 Aug 2015
2 BKV Prasad 21.0 7 72 5 3 v Sri Lanka Kandy 22 Aug 2001

 

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