Indian fast bowler Mohammad Shami has completed hundreds of wickets in Test cricket. Shami has become the 21st bowler of India to do this. Shami has done this on the second day of the Second Test match against South Africa at Centurion. The 100th victim was Keshav Maharaj, caught by Parthiv Patel; Shami achieved this in his 29th Test.
Shami now become 3rd fastest fast bowler for India to pick 100 Test wickets (29 Tests); before him great Kapil Dev (25 Tests) and Irfan Pathan (28 Tests) have completed the ‘century’ of the wickets. Fast bowler Javagal Srinath (30 Tests)
Former India captain Anil Kumble (619) has won the most Test wickets for Team India. As far as the fast bowlers are concerned, Kapil Dev has taken 434 wickets for India. Apart from Shami in the current team India, Ishant Sharma (227) and Ravichandran Ashwin (309) have taken 100 or more wickets while Umesh Yadav (99) is close to it.
The 27 year-old Shami had started his Test career in Kolkata against the West Indies in 2013. Born in the year 1990 in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, Shami plays for the Bengal team in domestic cricket. He is the best figures in Test innings is 5/47. He has two five wicket hauls in tests.
Shami has also played 50 ODIs and 7 T20 matches for India. They are also close to completing the ‘hundred’ of wickets in ODIs too. He has taken 91 wickets in ODIs so far at an average of around 25. In T-20 matches, Shami has taken eight wickets so far. Shami is the seventh fastest bowler in India and 21st in total to reach this milestone. Anil Kumble (619) has been the highest wicket-taker for India. As far as the fast bowlers are concerned, Kapil Dev has taken 434 wickets for India.
South Africa team get all out on 335 runs in the 1st innings. At India team were 80/2 trailing by 255 runs with 8 wickets in hand in the 1st innings