Ashish Nehra 23-6 vs England Highlights

Watch the highlights of Ashish Nehra 23-6 vs England - ICC Cricket World one day international tournament 30th ODI cricket match played between India and England at Kingsmead, Durban in 2003 - India won by 82 Runs

By the time the 2003 World Cup came around, Ashish Nehra's career had reached a crossroads of sorts. It was only four years since his international debut, two years after his ODI debut, but inconsistency and injuries had forced him down India's list of pace-bowling spearheads.

India went into a crucial league clash against England in Durban on the verge of inching closer to a Super Six spot.

England batsmen had put up a competitive 250 for 9 in 50 overs, but the new-ball pair of Zaheer Khan and Javagal Srinath had done early damage to England batting line-up, reducing England to 18 for 2 after seven overs.

In this setting, Ashish Nehra, who had endured a swollen ankle for two days before the game produced a lesson in the art of seam bowling, angling in from over the wicket and keeping it in the narrow strait just outside off.

Ashish Nehra, who bowled his 10 overs straight through, ended with dream figures of 6 for 23, the best analysis by an Indian in World Cup history, and his career best in ODI's.

Ashish Nehra brilliant bowling to England reduced 168 for All-out and India won by 82-runs.



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