Indian cricket team’s experienced fast bowler Ishant Sharma is playing the final match of ICC World Test Championship against New Zealand cricket team.
In this final match against New Zealand, this Ishant took a wicket on the third day and the game of the fourth day was canceled due to rain.
While the fifth day’s play has been started. In this match, Ishant Sharma took his first wicket by dismissing New Zealand opener, Dwayne Conway.
With his taking this wicket, he has registered two big records in his name. Ishant Sharma has overtaken former India captain Kapil Dev.
In this match, the first innings of the Indian team were reduced to 217 runs. While the first innings of New Zealand’s team had scored 101 runs for the loss of 2 wickets till the third day. Now the fourth and fifth day’s play has started.
Highlighted Point –
- Ishant Sharam has become the highest wicket-taker Indian bowler in England
- Ishant took a total of 44 wickets on the soil of England
- Ishant Sharma has taken 200 wickets in 61 Test matches
If the result of this final match does not come out on the fifth day, then a reserve day has been kept for it. Now it will be interesting to see whether the result of this final match comes.
Devon Conway, playing this final match of New Zealand, played a brilliant half-century. So far he has played three test matches for New Zealand and he has scored 50 or more runs in all these three Test matches.
Thanks to this New Zealand batsman, England succeeded in registering a 1-0 series win in the two-Test series on their own soil. In this match, with Ishant Sharma taking his first wicket, he took a total of 44 wickets on the soil of England.
With this, he has become the highest wicket-taker Indian bowler in England. He has so far taken 44 wickets in 20 innings of 13 Test matches in England at an average of 34.
During this, he has also achieved the feat of taking 5 wickets in an innings twice. In this case, he left behind former India captain Kapil Dev.
Kapil Dev took 43 wickets in 22 innings of 13 Test matches played on England soil. At the same time, his average was 39 and he also took 5 wickets twice in an innings.
In this list, Kumble is third with 36 wickets, Bishan Singh Bedi is fourth with 35 wickets and Zaheer Khan is at number five with 31 wickets. The same Ishant Sharma has also completed 200 wickets outside the house and he has become the fourth Indian fast bowler to do so.
Ishant Sharma has taken 200 wickets in 61 Test matches during this period. In the case of taking most wickets outside the home, Anil Kumble 269 at number one, Kapil Dev 215 at number two, Zaheer Khan 207 at number three took more wickets than him.