Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X

Kumble leaves behind McGrath in Test bowling charts

By Staff

London, Aug 12 (UNI) Anil Kumble went past Aussie Glenn McGrath to become the third highest wicket-taker in Test history when he claimed Monty Panesar's wicket to end the England first innings at The Oval here today.

Kumble, who scored his maiden Test century on Friday, has so far accumulated 564 wicktes.

The 36-year-old leg-spinner, India's leading wicket-taker in Tests, lies at third place after Australian counterpart Shane Warne (708) and Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan (700) in the all-time bowlers' chart.

McGrath, who quit international cricket after the World Cup, has 563 Test wickets to his credit.

Kumble, playing in his 117th Test, also improved his total international scalps to 901 -- including 337 from ODIs -- with his 564th scalp today.

He is the first Indian and fifth overall to accomplish the rare feat of having more than 900 international wickets.

Muralitharan (1157), Warne (1001), McGrath (949) and Pakistan's Wasim Akram (916) are the other four bowlers in the exclusive club.


For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

Love Cricket? Prove it! Play myKhel Fantasy Cricket here

Story first published: Sunday, August 12, 2007, 20:05 [IST]
Other articles published on Aug 12, 2007
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Mykhel sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Mykhel website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more