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Top 5: Best Bowling Figures by Captains in Test Cricket

1. Kapil Dev (India) – 9/83 vs West Indies (Narendra Modi Stadium, 1983)

Kapil Dev is the only captain who featured in this list twice. He holds the best bowling figure as a Captain in Test cricket.

In 1983, West Indies played a six-match Test series against India. In the third match at Ahmedabad, West Indies batted first and scored 281 runs. India also batted brilliantly as they scored 240 runs. During the third inning, Kapil Dev showed his brilliance as he picked career-best 9 wickets by conceding just 83 runs. He bowled 6 maiden overs in 30 overs with an economy rate of just under 3.

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However, India got all-out in the fourth inning on 103 and West Indies won the Test match by 138 runs.



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