England tour of India - Cricket: Kumble gets 300 wicket, 18th bowler to achieve feat
Published: Tuesday, December 18, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
Crowd beats drum, Eng 325/7 at lunch
England's tour of India
Bangalore: Matthew Hoggard lbw b Kumble will remain etched in the record books as the 300th wicket of the 18th cricketer, fourth spinner and second Indian in the world.Kumble after near wait of one and half days achieved the feat in the post lunch session on the second day of the third and final Test against England at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.It was a long and frustrating wait for the ace Indian leg spinner, who seemed to be under pressure especially with the home fans keenly awaiting his crucial wicket.The relief and the joy at the end of it said it all as Kumble led the Indian team back into the pavilion at the end of the England innings. Going into lunch at 325 for seven, England was all out for 335 in the first innings.