Delhi Daredevils and Jharkhand spinner Shahbaz Nadeem scripted history on Thursday morning when he picked up 8 wickets for just 10 runs against Rajasthan in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy at Murugappa Ground.
Delhi Daredevils and Jharkhand spinner Shahbaz Nadeem scripted history on Thursday morning when he picked up 8 wickets for just 10 runs against Rajasthan in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy at Murugappa Ground. The 29-year-old left-arm spinner broke the record for best-ever List A figures going past Delhi’s Rahul Sanghvi. Nadeem finished with impeccable returns of 10-4-10-8 as Rajasthan were skittled out for a mere 73 in 28.3 overs.
Rahul Sanghvi had taken 8 wickets for 15 runs against Himachal Pradesh in the ’97-98 domestic season. With this performance, Nadeem also joined the elite list of players who have picked up 8 wickets in a 50-over game which includes Chaminda Vaas, Michael Holding and Derek Underwood. Vaas remains the only one on the list to have managed an eight-wicket haul in a One-Day International. He achieved this feat against Zimbabwe in 2001.
Batting first, Rajasthan were off to a decent start with the openers adding 32 runs in the first ten overs before Nadeem orchestrated a spectacular collapse. At one point, Nadeem’s figure read 8-3-9-8 and it seemed that the Delhi Daredevils star might pick up all the wickets.
However, another left-arm spinner Anukul Roy got rid of Rahul Chahar to break the sequence before getting rid of Aniket Choudhary.
A regular in the India A setup, Nadeem has been not been knocking but banging for a national call-up. He was recently a part of the India A side that defeated Australia A by six wickets. He has picked up 24 wickets in 87 List A games and has 375 wickets to his name in the longer format of the game.