On This Day September 17, 2010: Umar Gul takes ODI career-best figures of 6/42


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Mar 4, 2013
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Umar Gul produced a sensational career-best spell of 6 for 42 in ten full-length and late-swinging overs, as Pakistan's cricketers overcame their recent troubles to secure an emotionally charged victory under the floodlights at The Oval. In front of a packed house who lived every moment of another tense finale, Gul built on the new-ball efforts of Shoaib Akhtar and Abdul Razzaq to defend a below-par total of 241, and keep the series alive at 2-1 down with two matches to come at Lord's and the Rose Bowl later this week.

Scorecard: http://www.espncricinfo.com/england-v-pakistan-2010/engine/current/match/426430.html

Remember this match like it was yesterday.

Pakistan had gone through the spot-fixing disaster, lost the Test series and T20I series comprehensively.

Then they went on to lose the first two ODIs as well in the 5-match series. That is when Umar Gul put on this fantastic display of bowling.

England were 201/5, requiring 41 runs from 72 balls.

Umar Gul's spell sparked a collapse of 5/17 from England.
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Two words reverse swing. ICC destroyed a real beauty of cricket by implementing the two new ball rule.
Hwasn't that impressive in his first spell, but I remember he came back and wrecked the lower order of England's batting. But it was dissapointing that we lost the last odi so comprehensively, Afridi got 0(1) in that match.
It's been 3 years already? I remember celebrating this victory. Pakistan at they time needed that win so badly.
Umar Gul is seriously required in the Pakistan team. He's the kind if bowler who can win Pakistan the game in one spell of bowling.
At his peak, he was a really good limited-overs bowler.

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Those were two seriously memorable spells in back to back games. Quality.
What a day.

Remember watching it in my college dorm room in the afternoon with my totally confused American roommate
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Umar Gul been in the news for some wrong reasons lately, but his yorkers is what we need to remember him by
guldozer !!!!!!

tireless workhorse. Reminds me of wagner. guldozer had his moments in odi and t20. He was amazing in t20. odi he was very effective as a support bowler.
It's been a long long time since I last saw Pakistanis taking 6-fers and 7-fers in any format of the game.

Occasionally yes, but there was a time...sigh
It's been a long long time since I last saw Pakistanis taking 6-fers and 7-fers in any format of the game.

Occasionally yes, but there was a time...sigh

Shaheen took a 6fer last year. Yasir took 8 in innings 2 years ago. Not that long considering the amount of cricket we play.