Ganguly claims 100th wicket, sets a new record

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Gwalior, Nov 15 (UNI) Comeback man Sourav Ganguly today earned the distinction of becoming only the third cricketer in the world to have claimed 100 wickets and score 10,000 runs in one-day internationals.

Fast bowler Zaheer Khan also became the fifth Indian bowler to claim 200 wickets in ODIs. Others are Anil Kumble, Javagal Srinath, Ajit Agarkar and Kapil Dev.

The former India skipper claimed his 100th wicket when he earned India a crucial breakthrough by trapping Pakistani all- rounder Shahid Afridi leg-before wicket in the fourth ODI here today.

Ganguly is playing in his 310th ODI and has so far amassed 11,358 runs in his career.

Capt Roop Singh stadium has been a happy hunting ground for the Bengal left-hander as he had made 153 runs against New Zealand to be adjudged the best player in his last match here.

Tendulkar playing his 405 ODIs has claimed 154 wickets and scored 15,835 runs while Jayasuriya has 12,207 runs and 307 wickets from 403 ODI matches.


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