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Kumble joins 500-club

By Rajneesh Gupta
March 11, 2006 17:44 IST
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Anil Kumble became the first Indian and only the fifth bowler in Test cricket history to reach the 500-wicket mark when he had Steve Harmison plumb in front on the third day of Mohali Test.

Kumble thus joined the exclusive club of Courtney Walsh, Shane Warne, Muttiah Muralitharan and Glenn McGrath.

A detailed statistical summary of Kumble's Test career:

Performance against each country:

Opponent Mts Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Ave Best 5WI 10WM SR RpO
Australia 14 4836 149 2391 88 27.17 8-141 9 2 54.95 2.97
Bangladesh 2 341 17 144 10 14.40 4-55 0 0 34.10 2.53
England 15 4980 207 2129 69 30.85 7-115 4 1 72.17 2.56
New Zealand 11 3610 195 1293 50 25.86 6-67 3 1 72.2 2.15
Pakistan 12 3815 139 2113 63 33.54 10-74 4 2 60.56 3.32
South Africa 16 5438 226 2084 66 31.58 6-53 3 0 82.39 2.3
Sri Lanka 15 4364 173 1909 66 28.92 7-59 4 2 66.15 2.62
West Indies 13 3354 124 1546 51 30.31 5-30 3 0 65.76 2.77
Zimbabwe 7 2221 108 859 38 22.61 5-63 2 0 58.45 2.32
TOTAL 105 32959 1338 14468 501 28.87 10-74 32 8 65.78 2.63

Bowling summary Mts Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Ave Best 5WI 10WM SR RpO
in Matches at home 55 17950 792 7503 316 23.74 10-74 24 7 56.81 2.50
in Matches away 50 15009 546 6965 185 37.65 8-141 8 1 81.13 2.78
in the 1st Innings 102 19906 764 8740 279 31.32 8-141 17 0 71.35 2.63
in the 2nd Innings 84 13053 574 5728 222 25.80 10-74 15 1 58.80 2.63
for a winning team 35 10985 493 4480 240 18.67 10-74 18 5 45.78 2.45
for a losing team 25 7798 233 3909 91 42.96 6-70 4 0 85.69 3.01
drawn 44 13998 604 6003 165 36.38 8-141 9 3 84.84 2.57

This is how Kumble got his wickets

Mode of Dismissal Home Away TOTAL
Bowled 49 26 75
Caught in the field 148 92 240
Caught by keeper 17 6 23
Caught & bowled 16 9 25
Stumped 7 9 16
LBW 79 43 122
TOTAL 316 185 501

Kumble's bunnies

Inzamam-ul-Haq (Pak) 8 times
Aravinda de Silva (SL) 7 times
Roshan Mahanama (SL) 7 times
Andrew Hudson (SA) 7 times
Hansie Cronje (SA) 7 times
Adam Gilchrist (Aus) 7 times
Mohammad Yousuf (Pak) 7 times
Ricky Ponting (Aus) 7 times
Simon Katich (Aus) 6 times
Shane Warne (Aus) 6 times

Kumble's progression to 500-mark

Wicket Match Opponent Venue Victim Date Age
1st 1st England Old Trafford Allan Lamb 10 Aug 1990 19y,297d
50th 10th Zimbabwe Delhi Alistair Campbell 17 Mar 1993 22y, 151d
100th 21st New Zealand Bangalore Martin Crowe 18 Oct, 1995 25y, 1d
150th 34th West Indies Kingston Stuart Williams 9 Mar 1997 26y, 143d
200th 47th Zimbabwe Harare Pommy Mbangwa 7 Oct, 1998 27y, 355d
250th 55th New Zealand Kanpur Matt Horne 24 Oct 1999 29y, 7d
300th 66th England Bangalore Matthew Hoggard 19 Dec, 2001 31y, 63d
350th 77th New Zealand Ahmedabad Jacob Oram 10 Oct 2003 32y, 358d
400th 85th Australia Bangalore Simon Katich 6 Oct, 2004 33y, 355d
450th 93rd Pakistan Mohali Mohammad Sami 12 Mar 2005 34y, 146d
500th 105th England Mohali Steve Harmison 11 Mar 2006 35y, 145d

Race to 500

Wickets Warne Murali Kumble
100 23 27 21
200 42 42 47
300 63 58 66
400 92 72 85
500 108 87 105

This is how the three ace spinners performed in each progressive segment of 10 matches

  Warne Murali Kumble
Match # Wkts Ave Wkts Ave Wkts Ave
1 - 10 25 35.72 40 27.33 53 24.66
11 - 20 58 21.45 34 34.68 46 26.15
21 - 30 62 20.27 49 25.59 37 27.11
31 - 40 42 21.95 57 28.53 32 43.44
41 - 50 48 26.23 65 20.12 52 25.54
51 - 60 42 25.12 65 21.34 50 27.08
61 - 70 39 35 72 20.21 49 26.37
71 - 80 35 28.97 68 19.1 51 32.47
81 - 90 44 28.3 77 18.14 64 26.47
91 - 100 49 31.43 66 19.26 51 26.41
101 - 110 73 18.51 7 20.14 11 74.36
111 - 120 49 27.73 - - - -
121 - 130 68 18.99 - - - -
131 - 135 25 31.16 - - - -
Note: Warne, Murali and Kumble have appeared in 135,101 and 105 Tests respectively

Victims by style

  RHB LHB RHB% LHB%
Warne 504 155 76.48 23.52
Murali 472 128 78.67 21.33
Kumble 377 124 75.25 24.75

Victims by batting order

  Op #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 Top Order %
Warne 96 56 59 76 66 62 70 68 68 38 53.56
Murali 99 53 58 58 64 81 52 53 51 31 55.33
Kumble 83 60 54 47 51 46 48 50 40 22 58.88

- Congratulate Kumble
- A high five for Kumble's 500

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