17 wickets at Chennai, 1986. Match tied. In yet another cliff-hanging match which ultimately ended in only second tied match in the history of Test cricket, yet another right-left hand bowling combination of Greg Matthews and Ray Bright claimed 17 victims in a high scoring match in which each team mustered 744 runs. With penultimate ball of the final over, Matthews claimed an lbw decision against Maninder Singh as he achieved the only five-wicket analyses (5-103 & 5-146) and ten-wicket analysis of his career.
Iqbal Qasim & Tausif Ahmed (Pakistan)
18 wickets at Bangalore, 1987. India lost by 16 runs inside four days. On a turning pitch of eccentric bounce, the slow left-arm orthodox bowling of Iqbal Qasim and right arm off-break bowling of Tausif Ahmed who claimed 18 wickets between them, guided Pakistan to their only series win in India. In a nail-biting match, Pakistan clinched the issue by a slender margin of 16 runs with Sunil Gavaskar playing a gem of an innings of 96 runs in his last essay in Test cricket. Each bowler captured nine wickets each with Tausif clean bowling five of them.
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