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Stats: Harbhajan becomes 11th bowler to capture 400 Test wickets

July 08, 2011 11:34 IST

Statistical highlights of the second day's play in the third and final cricket Test between India and the West Indies played in Roseau, Dominica.

- Scorecard

- Ishant claims five to restrict West Indies

- Harbhajan bags 400 wkts, congratulate him!

# Ishant Sharma (5/77) has bagged his second five-wicket haul against the West Indies in Tests. In the Bridgetown Test, he had produced a career-best 6 for 55.

# Ishant has claimed five wickets in an innings three times in Tests -- his first five-wickets in an innings haul was 5 for 118 against Pakistan at Bangalore in 2007-08.

# Ishant, with 21 wickets (career-best) at an average of 14.04, has established a record -- the best by an Indian fast bowler in a Test series in the Caribbean.

Harbhajan Singh# In fact, Ishant became the first Indian speedster to claim 20 wickets in a Test series in the West Indies, overtaking Kapil Dev's tally of 18 (ave.21.38) in four Tests in 1988-89.

# With Shivnarine Chanderpaul's catch, Dhoni became the first captain-cum-wicketkeeper to complete 100 dismissals in Tests.

# Darren Bravo (50 off 134 balls) recorded his sixth 50 in Tests -- his second against India.

# Carlton Baugh (60) recorded his second highest Test innings -- the highest is 68 against England at Old Trafford in 2004.

# Baugh has posted a 50 each against India, Sri Lanka and England.

# Harbhajan Singh became the 11th bowler and the third Indian to complete 400 Test wickets.

# Harbhajan took 96 Tests to record the feat -- the joint sixth fastest. Muttiah Muralitharan took 72 Tests -- the fastest to 400, followed by Richard Hadlee (80), Anil Kumble (85), Glenn McGrath (87), Shane Warne (92), Wasim Akram (96) and Harbhajan (96).

# Under Dhoni's captaincy, Harbhajan has captured 111 wickets at an average of 31.83 in 26 Tests.

# The batsmen dismissed most times by Harbhajan are -- Ricky Ponting (10), Matthew Hayden (9) and Adam Gilchrist (7).

# The break-up of Harbhajan's 400 wickets is 277 caught, 46 bowled, 63 LBW and 14 stumped.

# Devendra Bishoo registered his first duck in Tests.

# In two Tests in a row, Ishant Sharma has captured five wickets in an innings -- a feat recorded by him for the first time.

# Kapil Dev and Ishant Sharma are the only two Indian fast bowlers to have taken two five-wicket hauls in a Test series in the West Indies.

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