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Jadeja second fastest Indian to reach 150 Test wickets

August 05, 2017 16:47 IST

Ravindra Jadeja

IMAGE: India's Ravindra Jadeja celebrates with captain Virat Kohli and team-mate Cheteshwar Pujara after taking the wicket of Sri Lanka's captain Dinesh Chandimal (not pictured). Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters.

Ravindra Jadeja on Saturday became the second fastest Indian to reach 150 Test wickets, behind team-mate Ravichandran Ashwin, when he bowled Dhananjay de Silva during the second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

Jadeja achieved the feat while bowling in Sri Lanka's first innings on day three of the second Test.

Ashwin had reached the milestone in 29 Tests while Jadeja managed it in 32 games.

Former spin greats Erapalli Prasanna and Anil Kumble had taken 150 wickets in 34 Tests while Harbhajan Singh reached there in 35 Tests.

He also became the fastest Indian left-arm spinner to reach 150 wickets, ahead of Vinoo Mankad (40 Tests), Bishan Bedi (41 Tests) and Ravi Shastri (78 Tests).

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