Srinath takes his 200th One-day wicket (10 November 1998

10 November 1998

Srinath takes his 200th One-day wicket

by Atul Kahate

In the fourth match of the Coca-Cola Champions Trophy tournament at Sharjah against Sri Lanka on 9 November, Javagal Srinath became the third Indian after Kapil Dev and Anil Kumble to take 200 wickets in Limited Overs International cricket when he dismissed Arjuna Ranatunga. Srinath achieved this feat in his 147th match and he had bowled 7663 balls at the point of taking 200 wickets. Thus, he creates a new Indian record of taking 200 wickets in the least number of balls, previously held by Kumble (approximately 7927 balls) and also equals Kumble's Indian record of achieving this feat in the minimum number of matches (147).

The following tables show Srinath's performance and his milestones, updated to the end of the fourth match (Ind v SL, 9 November) in the Coca-Cola Champions Trophy.

Table (A) Performance against each opponent

Vs Mts Balls Mdns Runs Wkt Avge BB 4 5 RpO B/W

Pak 26 1424 6 1206 39 30.92 3/ 23 0 0 5.05 36.51 SL 21 940 14 676 27 25.03 5/ 24 1 1 4.32 34.81 WI 18 930 14 583 26 22.42 3/ 34 0 0 3.76 35.77 Zim 14 749 6 486 23 21.13 3/ 35 0 0 3.77 32.57 Eng 11 605 10 420 22 19.09 5/ 41 0 1 4.00 27.50 RSA 25 1354 12 993 20 49.65 2/ 34 0 0 4.34 67.70 NZ 13 684 12 465 19 24.47 4/ 52 1 0 4.08 36.00 Aus 15 755 10 565 15 37.67 3/ 32 0 0 4.35 50.33 Bdesh 2 108 7 44 6 7.33 5/ 23 0 1 2.44 18.00 UAE 1 60 1 49 3 16.33 3/ 49 0 0 4.90 20.00 Ken 1 60 0 38 0 0.00 0/ 0 0 0 3.80 --

Home 55 2850 31 1978 75 26.37 5/ 24 0 1 4.16 38.00 Away 92 4819 61 3547 125 28.37 5/ 23 2 1 4.41 38.56

Tot 147 7669 92 5525 200 27.62 5/ 23 2 3 4.32 38.34

Table (B) Milestones

Milestone Mts Balls Age Period Milestone reached (Years/Days)

50 37 1900 23/200 1/152 Zim Faridabad 19 Mar 1993 100 68 3435 25/ 66 3/ 18 WI Calcutta 05 Nov 1994 150 115 5960 27/105 5/ 57 RSA Mumbai (Wankhede) 14 Dec 1996 200 147 7663 29/ 70 7/ 22 SL Sharjah 09 Nov 1998

Contributed by: Atul Kahate (atul.kahate@db.com)

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