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Top 5: Best Bowling Figures by Captains in Test Cricket

2. Imran Khan (Pakistan) – 8/60 vs India (Karachi, 1982)

Imran Khan is one of the legendary captains of all-time in the history of cricket. He led Pakistan in 48 Test matches where he picked 187 Test wickets. He has a total of 362 Test wickets on his name for Pakistan.

Imran Khan has the second-best Test figure in this list of best Test captains. India played a six-match Test series against Pakistan in 1982. During the second Test match at Karachi, Pakistan won the toss and opted to bowl first. India got all-out on 169 runs in the first inning where Imran Khan picked 3 wickets. Pakistan played brilliantly in the second innings and posted a huge total of 452 runs.

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The real magic of Imran Khan came in the third inning where he picked 8 wickets by giving 60 runs and won the match for Pakistan. Pakistan defeated India by an innings and 68 runs as Imran Khan won the man of the match award.

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