Nauman Ali Registers a Bowling File on Check Debut [Video]

34-year outdated off-spinner Nauman Ali has grow to be the twelfth Pakistani to take a five-wicket haul on Check debut. Nauman rattled the South African batting line-up and completed with figures of 35 for five in 25.3 overs within the second innings of the primary Check match at Nationwide Stadium Karachi.


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Nauman on the age of 34 years and 111 days turned the seventh oldest bowler and the 4th oldest spinner to take a 5-for on his Check debut. English spinner, Charles Marriott, holds the file for the oldest participant to take a 5-for on Check debut on the age of 37 years and 332 days.

Medium-fast bowler, Arif Butt, was the primary Pakistani to take a 5 wicket haul on debut. He took six wickets towards Australia in 1964. Mohammad Nazir and Mohammad Zahid each took 7 wickets on their Check debuts and each the bowlers achieved the feat towards New Zealand.


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Nauman is the fourth Pakistani spinner to achieve the hallmark. Mohammad Nazir was the primary Pakistani spinner to take action, selecting up 7 wickets for 99 runs towards New Zealand in 1969. Shahid Afridi and Bilal Asif have been the opposite two to take 5-wicket hauls, each towards Australia. He’s additionally the primary Pakistani left-arm spinner to take a five-wicket haul on Check Debut.

Bowler Figures Opposition Date Venue
Arif Butt 89 for six Australia 4 Dec 1964 Melbourne
Mohammad Nazir 99 for 7 New Zealand 24 Oct 1969 Karachi
Shahid Nazir 53 for five Zimbabwe 17 Oct 1996 Sheikhupura
Mohammad Zahid 66 for 7 New Zealand 28 Nov 1996 Rawalpindi
Shahid Afridi 52 for five Australia 22 Oct 1998 Karachi
Mohammad Sami 36 for five New Zealand 8 March 2001 Auckland
Shabbir Ahmed 48 for five Bangladesh 20 Aug 2003 Karachi
Yasir Arafat 161 for five India 8 Dec 2007 Bengaluru
Wahab Riaz 63 for five England 18 Aug 2010 The Oval
Tanvir Ahmed 120 for six South Africa 20 Nov 2010 Abu Dhabi
Bilal Asif 36 for six Australia 7 Oct 2018 Dubai
Nauman Ali 35 for five South Africa 26 Jan 2021 Karachi

Leg-spinner Yasir Shah picked up 4 wickets, whereas Hasan Ali picked up one wicket as South Africa solely managed to attain 245 runs within the second innings and have set Pakistan a goal of 88 to chase within the fourth innings.

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