Shahbaz Nadeem breaks two-decade-old List A bowling world record with sensational spell

Jharkhand spinner Shahbaz Nadeem on September 21 broke a two-decade-old world record for best bowling figures in List A cricket, with an incredible haul of 8/10 against Rajasthan in the Vijay Hazare Trophy here.
Left-arm Nadeem, who has been knocking on the doors of the Indian team for a while now, ran through the Rajasthan batting to end a sensational spell. Rajasthan was all out for 73 runs in 28.3 overs with Nadeem’s final figures reading 10-4-10-8. Jharkhand eventually won the game by seven wickets.
The previous best bowling effort was also in the name of an Indian in Delhi left-arm spinner Rahul Sanghvi, who achieved figures of 8/15 against Himachal Pradesh in a 1997-98 match. Sanghvi appeared in just one Test for India, back in 2001 against Australia.
Nadeem also bagged a hat-trick in the match, dismissing M K Lomror (6), CD Bist (0) in the 20th over and T N Dhillon (1) off the first ball of the 22nd over.
The 29-year-old has played 99 First-Class matches, taking 375 wickets at 29.74. He has taken 124 wickets at the List A level in 87 games besides 89 scalps in 109 T20s.
He has been a consistent performer for Jharkhand in all formats including the four-day Ranji Trophy.
He was recently part of the India A team which played in England and also the home series against Australia A.

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