Ishant scalps 100th Test wicket

Updated: 01 July 2011 04:25 IST

Speedster Ishant Sharma on Thursday scalped his 100th Test wicket on the third day of the second cricket Test against the West Indies in Barbados.

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Speedster Ishant Sharma on Thursday scalped his 100th Test wicket on the third day of the second cricket Test against the West Indies in Barbados. (Also see: In Pics)

Ishant scalped the wicket of West Indies captain Darren Sammy in the post-lunch session, his fourth wicket in the home side's first innings, to reach the milestone at the Kensington Oval. He went on to pick up Ravi Rampaul and Fidel Edwards to take his match tally to 6 and career Test wickets to 102.

Ishant, who achieved the milestone in his 33rd Test, became the third youngest Indian to have taken 100 wickets in Test cricket after Kapil Dev (21 years 25 days) and Harbhajan Singh (21 years 319 days).

The Delhi pacer, who made his Test debut in 2007 in Dhaka against Bangladesh, turned 22 years 301 days on Thursday.

He is the 17th Indian bowler and 157th overall in Test annals to bag a century of wickets. He has an average of 34.87, economy rate of 3.43 and now two five-wicket hauls in an innings in his career so far.

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