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AUS vs ENG 1st test: Pat Cummins smashes records on first day of Ashes, included in Anil Kumble’s special list


Australian captain Pat Cummins played a key role in bowling England out for 147 on the very first day of the Ashes series, taking 5 wickets on the first day of the Brisbane Test. Along with this, this fast bowler also set a flurry of records. Joining Anil Kumble’s special list, he also became the first Australian fast bowler to take 5 wickets in the first match as captain. Let us see in which record list Cummins has registered his name…

This happened after 127 years

Pat Cummins is the second bowler, while the first fast bowler, to take 5 wickets in the debut Test as an Australian captain. Before him, George Giffen took 6/155 against England at the Melbourne Cricket Stadium in 1894. George was a spinner.

Second fast bowling captain after Waqar Younis

Waqar Younis had the record of taking 5 wickets in the debut match as captain before Pat Cummins. He took 5 wickets for 91 runs in the Karachi Test against Zimbabwe in 1993.

This happened after 2 years

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Talking about the overall (spin and pacer), Rashid Khan was the last captain to do so. He took 5 wickets for 55 runs in the Chittagong Test against Bangladesh in 2019. Rashid was captaining Afghanistan in this match.

Included in the special list of Anil Kumble

Overall, Cummins joins the list of respected bowler-captains to take five wickets, which includes India’s Anil Kumble, West Indies’ Courtney Walsh, New Zealand’s Daniel Vettori. Earlier this year, England captain Joe Root also took five wickets during a Test against India.

After Kumble, Pat Cummins did wonders

India’s Anil Kumble took 5 wickets as captain for the last time on Australian soil. He did this feat in Melbourne in 2007. After that this is the first time that a bowler-captain has taken 5 wickets in Australia.

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