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Younis~~ entry makes 350-club a baker~~s dozen

Published: Monday, February 18, 2002, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Bangalore: Pakistan captain Waqar Younis joined a select band of 12 others, who have completed 350 wickets in their Test careers, when he took the wicket of Ryan O Hinds in the second and final Test against West Indies at Sharjah.

Waqar made his Test debut at Karachi in 1989/90 against India. now batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar also made his debut in the same Test. Waqar is the third Pakistani player after Imran Khan and Wasim Akram to accomplish this feat. Among the Pakistanis he is the quickest reach this milestone in least number of Tests, while Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka is the quickest to reach the milestone of 350 wickets among all players and also holds the world record for taking 10 wickets in a match on most occasions. Kapil Dev of India distinguished himself by performing this feat in his 100th Test The late Malcolm Marshall of West Indies, among the 13 (350 plus wicket takers), has the best bowling average (20.95). While Courtney Walsh of West Indies tops the list for wicket aggregate, Dennis Lillee of Australia was the first player to reach the 350-wicket mark. Apart from the three Pakistanis, the elite list comprises three West Indians, three Australians, and one player each from India, New Zealand, England and Sri Lanka. The complete list of bowlers who have taken 350 or more wickets in their Test careers:

PlayerTeamTestsWktsAv5WI10WMBB350th wkt in
CA WalshWI13251924.453227/3796th Test
Kapil DevInd13143429.652239/83100th Test
RJ HadleeNZ

86

431

22.3

9

36

9/5269th Test
SK WarneAus9843026.735208/7180th Test
Wasim AkramPak10441423.625257/11982nd Test
CEL AmbroseWI9840520.993228/4584th Test
M MuralitharanSL7240423.5310339/5166th Test
IT BothamEng

102

383

28.40

4

27

8/3483rd Test
GD McGrathAus8137722.013228/3874th Test
MD MarshallWI8137620.954227/2275th Test
Imran KhanPak8836222.816238/5879th Test
DK LilleeAus7035523.927237/8370th Test
Waqar YounisPak

78

352

22.66

5

22

7/7678th TestTest Career Record of Waqar Younis (Bowling)
AgainstTestsBallsMdnsRunsWktsAv5WI10WMBB
Australia91586558252434.38

-

-4/69
Bangladesh332681811810.061-6/55
England1124257013525027.043-5/52
India464219390848.75

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-4/80
New Zealand12289512213136819.31527/76
South Africa5897304782023.9116/78
Sri Lanka1219834911505520.91416/34
West Indies1321804912835523.333-5/46
Zimbabwe919957310045418.59517/91
Total:7814929475797635222.662257/76
 TestsBallsMdnsRunsWktsAv 5WI10WMB/B
Home315986191310615919.531137/36
Away478943284487019325.231126/34
          
1st Ings 9316290508321124.0915-7/76
2nd Ings 5613185289314120.527-7/86Dismissals by type:
Bowled98
Caught84
Ct by W/K62
Ct&Bd6
LBW102
Total352
Right Hand Batsmen257
Left Hand Batsmen95
Total:352Dismissals by Batting Order:
OpenersNo.3No.4No.5No.6No.7No.8No.9No.10No.11 
79423030382828282623:Total 352

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