Mumbai: Ishant Sharma became the third Indian fast bowler to take 300 wickets in the longest format of the game on Monday. Ishant took the wicket of Dan Lawrence on the fourth day of the first Test against England at the MA Chidambaram Stadium and also recorded his 300th wicket.
The fast bowler trapped Lawrence in the middle and dismissed the English batsman before the leg-wicket. The first Test against England is Ishant’s 98th Test. The other two pacers to take 300 Test wickets are Kapil Dev and Zaheer Khan.
Overall, Ishant is the sixth Indian bowler to take 300 Test wickets. Kapil Dev, Zaheer Khan, Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh, and Ravichandran Ashwin are the other five bowlers who have taken 300 wickets in Test cricket.
Ishant missed the four-match Test series against Australia and has now returned to the England series.
Earlier in day four, Washington Sundar hit unbeaten innings of 85 runs as England dismissed India for 337 in the first session. As a result, India gave the visitors a lead of 241 runs.
England did not enforce the follow on and sent out Rory Burns and Dominic Sibley to score runs at a brisk pace. In the second innings, England has lost the wickets of Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, and Dan Lawrence.