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Kumble takes 850 first-class wickets

Rajneesh Gupta | April 08, 2004 18:56 IST

Anil Kumble took his 850th wicket in first-class cricket when he dismissed Pakistani middle-order batsman Asim Kamal on the third day of the Lahore Test.

The leg-spinner was playing his 183rd match.

Anil KumbleKumble thus became only the sixth Indian bowler to achieve this distinction after Bishan Singh Bedi, S Venkataraghavan, Bhagwat Chandrasekhar, Erapally Prasanna and Dilip Doshi.

Kumble started his first-class career for Karnataka against Hyderabad in Secunderabad in November 1989. Khalid Qayyum was his first victim.

The break-up of Kumble's 850 wickets is: 392 in Tests, 182 in Ranji Trophy, 150 in English county cricket, 28 in Irani Trophy, 22 in Duleep Trophy, and 76 in other first-class matches.

The accompanying table lists the leading wicket-takers in Indian first-class cricket:
Bishan Singh Bedi37090,35433,8431,5607-521.9610620
S Venkataraghavan34183,69633,5681,3909-9324.148521
Bhagwat Chandrasekhar24654,11925,5471,0639-7224.037519
Erapally Prasanna23554,82322,4429578-5023.45569
Dilip Doshi23858,71223,8748987-2926.58436
Anil Kumble18349,87520,78285010-7424.445815
Note: All statistics are updated up to April 7, 2004

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