India’s Ishant Sharma bags 300th Test wicket


Chennai, India, Feb 8  : India fast bowler Ishant Sharma bagged his 300th Test wicket on day four of the opening match against England in Chennai on Monday.

Sharma trapped Dan Lawrence lbw for 18 — his third of the match — in his 98th Test for India.

The milestone reached during England’s second innings sees the 32-year-old enter India’s exclusive 300-wicket club, which includes pace greats Kapil Dev (434) and Zaheer Khan (311).

Spinner Anil Kumble remains India’s highest wicket-taker with 619 scalps before he retired in 2008.

Sharma, who made his Test debut against Bangladesh in Dhaka in 2007, has battled a series of injuries throughout a stop-start career.

He has taken 115 wickets in 80 one-day internationals.