On This Day: Ashish Nehra’s maiden ODI five-wicket haul
By B Dixit - Feb 26, 2018 7:36 am
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Exactly a decade and a half ago, Ashish Nehra registered his maiden ODI five-wicket haul against England at Durban. Nehra’s effort played a vital role in India beating England by 82 runs during the 30th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003.

Ashish Nehra

Sourav Ganguly, the then Indian captain, had won the toss and chose to bat. India scored a moderate 250-9 in 50 overs. Rahul Dravid, who came out to bat at No. 5, top-scored with 62 (72). His innings comprised of three fours and a six. With bowling figures of 10-0-69-3, Andrew Caddick was the pick of the English bowlers.

Nehra got the better off the English middle-order as his spell broke the spine of the English batting line-up. England were bowled out for 168 in 45.3 overs. Andrew Flintoff, who came in to bat at No. 7, top-scored with 64 (73). His innings was comprised of five fours and three sixes.

Nehra ended up registering his career-best bowling figures of 10-2-23-6. Watch the full video: