Chahal, Kuldeep break record in SA

Wednesday 21st February 2018 05:46 EST

India’s Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have broken the record for most wickets by an overseas spinner in a bilateral ODI series in South Africa, surpassing former West Indies all-rounder Keith Arthurton’s mark of 12 wickets taken across seven ODIs during the 1998-99 season. During the fifth ODI at Port Elizabeth which India won by 73 runs, Chahal was the first to break Arthurton's mark, when he claimed his 13th wicket. Not long after, Kuldeep surpassed him with a haul of 4 for 57 to lead the race with 16 wickets in the series so far.

Chahal, 27, has enjoyed a stunning run of success during the series against South Africa. He started off with 2/45, then grabbed a career-best 5/22, followed by 4/46 as India went up 3-0. During the fifth ODI, he removed David Miller lbw to take his 13th wicket of the series. Arthurton, an offspinner and middle-order batsman, took 12 wickets in a seven-ODI series which West Indies lost 1-6. Next best is Shane Warne, who took 11 wickets in Australia’s eight-game series against South Africa in 1993-94, and then 10 in six matches in 1996-97.

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