cricket-news

Zaheer 4th Indian to take 300 Test wickets

Johannesburg, Dec 22 : Zaheer Khan here Sunday became the fourth Indian bowler and only the second pacer to take 300 wickets in Test matches.


The 35-year-old achieved the milestone when Jacques Kallis, batting at 34, was given leg before wicket by umpire Rod Tucker despite his edging the ball onto his pads at the New Wanderers Stadium.

The left armer joins the elite company of leg spinner Anil Kumble (619 wickets), all-rounder Kapil Dev (434) and offie Harbhajan Singh (413) in his 89th match. He also becomes the most successful left arm fast bowler after Pakistani great Wasim Akram (414) and Sri Lanka's Chaminda Vaas (355).

Among the cricketing nations, Zaheer is placed 27th with Sri Lankan spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan topping the chart with 800 scalps.

Zaheer had taken a four-wicket haul in the first innings and this was his first wicket in South Africa's second innings.

This is Zaheer's first international match in more than a year as he was dropped from the team because of fitness issues.

--IANS (Posted on 22-12-2013)

cricket-news headlines

IPL: RR beat Sunrisers Hyderabad

BCCI justifies non-issuing of accreditation to few photo agencies

Rajasthan Royals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 4 wickets

Royals restrict Sunrisers to 133/6

Stokes wants Flower's replacement to let England players 'express themselves' like Aussies

Stokes admits need to stop punching 'inanimate' objects in England dressing room

Saqlain feels ICC's 15-degree relaxation way too much for his 'Doosra' invention

Ajmal keen to 'shine' in County Championship to prepare for 2015 World Cup

2014 polls: Ex-cricketer Bishen Singh Bedi bats for Captain Amarinder Singh

Rajasthan Royals put Sunrisers Hyderabad in to bat

Maxwell steals a thriller for Kings XI against Super Kings

IPL: Kings XI Punjab beat CSK by 6 wickets

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top