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Harbhajan Singh became 9th highest wicket-taker in Test Cricket

Jun 16, 2015 12:27 IST

Indian off-spin cricketer Harbhajan Singh on 14 July 2015 became the ninth all-time highest Test wicket-takers by claiming 416 wickets in 102 matches.

In this process, he surpassed Pakistani legend Wasim Akram who stood at the ninth position with 414 wickets in 104 matches. He achieved the landmark quicker than Akram.

He achieved the feat after dismissing Imrul Kayes for 72 to reach 415 Test victims, one more than Akram.

Now, Harbhajan nicknamed as Turbanator is just 20 wickets short of equalling Kapil Dev’s 434 Test wickets record, the second highest wicket-taker in history of Indian Test Cricket after Anil Kumble’s 619 wickets.

List of top 10 wicket-takers in Test matches
1. Muttiah Muralitharan: 800 wickets in 133 matches
2. Shane Warne: 708 wickets in 145 matches
3. Anil Kumble: 619 wickets 132 in matches
4. Glenn McGrath: 563 wickets in 124 matches
5. Courtney Walsh: 519 wickets in 132 matches
6. Kapil Dev: 434 wickets in 131 matches
7. Sir Richard Hadlee: 431 wickets in 86 matches
8. Shaun Pollock: 421 wickets in 108 matches
9. Harbhajan Singh: 416 wickets in 102 matches
10. Wasim Akram: 414 wickets in 104 matches

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