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December 02, 2004
Anil Kumble joined Kapil Dev as India's highest Test wicket-taker by grabbing his 434th scalp on the fifth morning of the second and final Test against South Africa in Kolkata on Thursday.
The 34-year-old leg spinner reached the milestone when he had last-man Makhaya Ntini caught at slip by Rahul Dravid.
Kumble has been the backbone of India's spin department for 15 years. In Australia, last winter, he grabbed 24 wickets in four Tests and emerged the most successful bowler on either side on the tour. This year he already has 64 wickets in the bag from 10 Test matches.
Join us in congratulating him on his achievement.