In his first Test series, Mohammed Siraj ended as India's leading wicket-taker, taking 13 wickets in three Tests. These were his best dismissals.

Cameron Green lbw, MCG, first innings
On his first day of Test cricket, Siraj showed an ability to do what no one else had done in the series so far: swing the old ball. In the 62nd over, he got a couple to shape away from Cameron Green and then swung one back into him, hitting him in front of middle stump. The ball was nice and full so there was no danger of it going over the stumps.

David Warner c Cheteshwar Pujara, SCG, first innings
In Sydney, Siraj was handed the new ball and he showed he could swing that too. In the fourth over, he swung one appreciably away from David Warner and got the edge. The ball looked like it would pitch just outside off but swung, and by the time it got to Warner it was wide and had him playing away from his body.

Will Pucovski c Wriddhiman Saha, SCG, second innings
Siraj struck early in the second innings in Sydney too, this time with one that left the right-hand opener. The line was perfect, just outside off, and the in-between length had Pucovski stuck on the crease. The slight movement off the seam had him squared up and nicking to the wicketkeeper.

David Warner c Rohit Sharma, Gabba, first innings
Fourth-choice bowler before the series, Siraj, after a spate of injuries, was the leader of the attack by the final Test. And he set the tone with a wicket in the first over of the game. He set Warner up like a seasoned pro. His first ball to him shaped into the batsman. Then one full and wide. Then a little shorter. And then one on the perfect length, pitching on middle and just going on with the angle away from Warner, who played at it half forward and got a thick edge to second slip, where Rohit Sharma took an excellent catch.

Marnus Labuschagne c Rohit Sharma, Gabba, second innings
Australia had reached a dominant position in the fourth Test, 156 ahead with just two wickets down in the second innings and their two best batsmen at the crease. It was Siraj who dismissed them both with corkers to keep India in the game. First went Labuschagne, who got a peach in the channel outside off. It was on a length and bounced more than expected, taking a thick edge to second slip.

Steven Smith c Ajinkya Rahane, Gabba, second innings
Siraj had dropped Smith on 42 off Washington Sundar, misjudging a catch at long-on. He then also dropped Green off his own bowling. Under pressure, he steamed in and bowled an effort ball that landed short of a length and reared up at Smith, hitting his glove and flying to gully. The delivery is even more special in retrospect as Australia's quicks were not able to extract the same kind of life from the Gabba pitch.