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On This Day: Ishant Sharma’s sixth five-wicket haul
By B Dixit - Feb 14, 2018 5:47 am
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Exactly four years ago, Ishant Sharma picked up his sixth Test five-wicket haul and the then best Test figures of 17-3-51-6 against New Zealand at Wellington.

Having lost the first Test by 40 runs at Auckland, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the then Indian captain had won the toss and chose to field. Sharma and Mohammad Shami stood tall on his decision as the duo was instrumental in New Zealand scoring 192-10 in 52.5 overs.

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Ishant Sharma                                                                                                                            Source: rediff.com.

Sharma picked up the wickets of the Kiwi openers in his first spell as he dismissed Hamish Rutherford (12) and Peter Fulton (13) in the 10th and 12th over respectively. In his next over, he dismissed the debutant Tom Latham for 0.

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Sharma then removed the set Corey Anderson (24) and BJ Watling (0) in successive overs to complete his five-wicket haul.

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