Centurion: Mohammed Shami achieved the 200 test wicket milestone after removing Kagisora Bada on the third day of the first test against South Africa at Centurion’s Supersports Park on Tuesday. The 31-year-old pacemaker reached the landmark, the third fastest pacemaker in India, and achieved it in the 55th test match.
The ticket gate of Lavada was also Shami’s 5 times. He is the 11th Indian bowler who picks up over 200 wickets and only the 5th fastest bowler reaches the milestone. Shami is currently behind Kapil Dev (434), Ishant Sharma (311), Zaheer Khan (311) and Javagal Sulinato (236).
Shami celebrated the milestone by showing off his superlative bowling and winning his sixth five-wicket distance in the test. Shami ran through South Africa’s top orders, got Keegan Petersen and Aiden Markram ticket gates, and then got a well-set Tenba Bavma. He led the bowling attack as South Africa was bowled at 197, 130 runs ahead of India in the first inning score.
List of Indian Pacemakers with Over 200 Wickets in Tests:
Kapil Dev – 227 innings 434
Zaheer Khan – 165 innings 311
Ishant Sharma – 311 in 185 innings
Javagal Srinath –121 innings 236
Mohd Shami – 200 in 103 innings
https://www.siasat.com/shami-becomes-fifth-indian-fast-bowler-to-claim-200-test-wickets-2249719/ Shami will be the 5th Indian high speed bowler requesting 200 test wickets