Akram~~s path to pinnacle of glory: Wickets one to 500

Published: Wednesday, February 26, 2003, 23:53 [IST]
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Paarl (South Africa): Pakistan's Wasim Akram on Tuesday became the first player in history to take 500 wickets in One-day cricket when he bowled the Netherlands' Nick Statham in the World Cup match. The path to 500 wickets: First: Robbie Kerr (Australia), Melbourne, 1984-85. 50th: Sunil Gavaskar (India), Hyderabad, India, 1986-87. 100th: Curtly Ambrose (West Indies), Sharjah, 1989-90. 150th: Andy Flower (Zimbabwe), Hobart, 1991-92. 200th: Brian McMillan (South Africa), East London, 1992-93. 250th: Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka), Colombo, 1994-95. 300th: David Houghton (Zimbabwe), Quetta, Pakistan 1996-97. 350th: Jacques Kallis (South Africa), East London, 1997-98. 400th: Damien Martyn (Australia), Sydney, 1999-2000. 450th: Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka), Sharjah, 2001-02. 500th: Nick Statham (The Netherlands), Paarl, February 25, 2003. Copyright AFP 2001

Akram becomes first player to claim 500 ODI wickets

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