Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections


The Web

India Abroad

Sign up today!

Home > Cricket > Australia in India 2008 > Statistics

   Discuss   |      Email   |      Print   |   Get latest news on your desktop

Harbhajan joins 300-wicket club

November 07, 2008

Harbhajan Singh [Images] became the third Indian and 22nd cricketer in the world to claim 300 or more wickets in Test cricket when he dismissed Australia [Images] captain Ricky Ponting [Images] on the second day of the fourth and final Test in Nagpur on Friday.

The Punjab offie, who is playing his 72nd Test, is behind just-retired Anil Kumble [Images] (619 from 132 Tests) and Kapil Dev [Images] (434 from 131 Tests).

Anil Kumble132408501835561910-7429.6565.99358
Kapil Dev13127740128674349-8329.6463.91232
Harbhajan Singh72197269309300     

He is only the fifth spinner to join the 300-wicket club after Muttiah Muralitharan [Images] (756), Shane Warne [Images] (708), Kumble and Lance Gibbs (309), and second Indian after Kumble.

By claiming Ponting's wicket, whom he has dismissed for the tenth time, Harbhajan claimed his 200th wicket on Indian soil.

The feisty off-spinner, who made his Test debut against Australia in Bangalore in March 1998, also has 195 ODI wickets in his kitty from 175 matches.

Complete coverage: Australia in India 2008

   Email   |      Print   |   Get latest news on your desktop