Ashish Nehra Birthday Special: 6/23 vs England in 2003 World Cup

By H.JanGra April  29, 2022

Former Indian seamer Ashish Nehra celebrates his 43rd birthday on 29 April. The left-hand pacer has represented India in all formats

Known for his side-on action, Nehra had the ability to swing the ball both ways off the wicket with subtle variations

Despite his injury-prone career, he managed to put up a good challenge with his brisk pace and accuracy in front of the best batters across the world.

Ashish Nehra notched the best bowling figures of his career against England in Durban during the 2003 World Cup tour.

6 wickets for 23 runs vs England in 2003

Defending 250 runs on board, he scalped six wickets costing just 23 runs in his 10-over spell. His splendid breakthrough led India to clinch victory by 82 runs.

In another match of the 2003 World Cup, Nehra destroyed the Sri Lankan tail taking 4 wickets in seven overs. India successfully pouched a 183-run win.

4 wickets for 35 runs vs Sri Lanka in 2003

Nehra recorded his second-best bowling figure during the Indian Oil Cup final in 2005. He took the six wickets on the tricky pitch of Colombo.

6 wickets for 59 runs vs Sri Lanka in 2005

Sri Lanka no doubt had been the favourite opponent of Asish Nehra

4 wickets for 40 runs vs Sri Lanka in 2010:

He scythed through the Sri Lankan batting lineup and scalped four important wickets helping India to win the Asia Cup title in Dambulla

Nehra restricted New Zealand's innings to 288 taking four wickets in the first match of a triangular series with Sri Lanka

4 wickets for 47 runs vs New Zealand in 2010:

However, India lost the match by a 200-run margin in Dambulla.