Ishant Sharma becomes 4th Indian paceman to take 200 Test wickets

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Colombo, Sep 1: India's fast bowler Ishant Sharma claimed his 200th Test wicket, against Sri Lanka, at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) ground on Tuesday.

Match Scorecard; Day 5 Report

On the 5th and final day of the 3rd Test, Ishant dismissed Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews (110) for his 200th wicket in Tests. India triumphed by 117 runs for a series win in the island nation after 22 years. (Kohli creates history)

Ishant Sharma, centre, is congratulated by his team-mates after India defeated Sri Lanka

Ishant is the 4th Indian paceman in the 200-wicket club. The other 3 are Kapil Dev, Zaheer Khan and Javagal Srinath. Overall, Ishant is 8th in the highest wicket-takers list for India.

The 26-year-old Ishant made his Test debut against Bangladesh in Dhaka in 2007. So far he has played 65 matches.


Most wickets in Test matches for India

1. Anil Kumble - 619 wickets (132 matches)

2. Kapil Dev - 434 (131)

3. Harbhajan Singh - 417 (103)

4. Zaheer Khan - 311 (92)

5. Bishan Singh Bedi - 266 (67)

6. Bhagwat Chandrasekhar - 242 (58)

7. Javagal Srinath - 236 (67)

8. Ishant Sharma - 200 (65)

9. Erapalli Prasanna - 189 (49)

10. Vinoo Mankad - 162 (44)

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