Career-Best Performance

Bhuvneshwar Kumar achieved his career-best figures of 8/41 against Bengal in the Ranji Trophy 2024.

Impressive Comeback

This match marked Bhuvneshwar's return to first-class cricket after a gap of six years, his last red-ball game being in January 2018 against South Africa.

Day 1 Dominance

On the first day, Bhuvneshwar ended with exceptional figures of 5/25 in 13 overs, including three maiden overs.

Five-Wicket Hauls

This performance added to Bhuvneshwar’s tally of first-class five-wicket hauls, bringing his total to 13.

Match Context

Uttar Pradesh, Bhuvneshwar's team, was bowled out for 60 runs in their first innings, but he helped restrict Bengal to 188, giving Bengal a lead of 128 runs.

First-Class Record

This match was Bhuvneshwar’s 71st first-class game, and he has over 226 wickets in this format with an average above 26.

Maiden Eight-Wicket Haul

This was the first time Bhuvneshwar took more than six wickets in a first-class innings.

Strategic Bowling

Bhuvneshwar's spell was crucial in keeping Uttar Pradesh's deficit manageable in the match.

Significant Impact

His performance was especially noteworthy as Uttar Pradesh had collapsed for a low score in their first innings.

Long-Awaited Return

Bhuvneshwar’s return to first-class cricket was eagerly anticipated, and he lived up to expectations with his outstanding performance.