Harbhajan Singh surpasses Wasim Akram during Fatullah Test

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Fatullah (Bangladesh), June 14: India's veteran offspinner Harbhajan Singh today surpassed Pakistani pace bowling legend Wasim Akram during the one-off Test against Bangladesh here on Sunday.

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Harbhajan dismissed Imrul Kayes stumped by Wriddhiman Saha for his 415th Test wicket on the 5th and final day at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium. This pushed him past Akram and into the 9th position in the all-time Test wicket-takers list.

He had equalled him yesterday (June 13) by taking Mominul Haque's wicket. Harbhajan added one more wicket to his name in the first innings as Bangladesh were bowled out for 256.

The list is headed by Sri Lanka's spin great Muttaiah Muralitharan with 800 victims. Harbhajan, who is playing a Test after a gap of more than 2 years, now has 416 scalps in 102 Tests.

The 34-year-old Harbhajan made his Test debut in 1998 against Australia in Bangalore. He has also played 229 ODIs and 25 T20Is.


Most wickets in Test cricket (Top 10)

1. Muttaiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka) - 800 (133 matches)

2. Shane Warne (Australia) - 708 (145)

3. Anil Kumble (India) - 619 (132)

4. Glenn McGrath (Australia) - 563 (124)

5. Courtney Walsh (West Indies) - 519 (132)

6. Kapil Dev (India) - 434 (131)

7. Richard Hadlee (New Zealand) - 431 (86)

8. Shaun Pollock (South Africa) - 421 (108)

9. Harbhajan Singh (India) - 416 (102)

10. Wasim Akram - 414 (104)

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