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5 times Indian batting crumbled against debutant pacers

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Before the start of the 2nd Test between India and South Africa, there were speculations that Chris Morris would replace the injured Dale Steyn in the South African playing XI. However, citing India's shortcoming against debutant pacers, the Proteas team management decided to field the young Lungi Ngidi in place of Morris.

As it turned out, India's star-studded batting line-up struggled against the 21-year old. Ngidi left the big boys dancing to the beats of his zipping deliveries. Parthiv Patel had a good taste of the same when a steeply rising delivery from the debutant bruised his chest.

Here is a list of 5 such pacers who have proved to be far too good for the Indian batsmen on their debut.


#5 Taskin Ahmed, Dhaka

Taskin Ahmed

In a rain-plagued series, India were 1-0 up as the two teams geared up for the do-or-die match for the Bengal tigers in Dhaka. India being put into bat, collapsed at a paltry 105 in less than 25 overs.

The 19-year old Taskin Ahmed ran through the Indian batting line-up, ending with figures of 5/28 on his debut. He became the first Bangladeshi bowler to pick up a five-wicket haul on ODI debut.

However, India came back hard owing to Stuart Binny's career-best figures of 6/4 to wrap up Bangladesh for 58 runs. Thus, taking an assailable 2-0 lead in the series.

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