Wasim Akram completes 400 wickets in Test cricket

Rajneesh Gupta

June 17, 2000

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Pakistani allrounder Wasim Akram completed his 400 Test wickets when he had Russell Arnold caught by Mohammad Akram in Sri Lanka's second innings at Colombo SSC. Wasim became only fourth bowler to reach this landmark after New Zealand's Richard Hadlee, India's Kapil Dev and West Indies' Courtney Walsh. Wasim now enjoys the unique distinction of taking 400 wickets in both forms of cricket - Tests as well as ODIs.

Wasim Akram : Performance against each country :

Opponents  Tests Balls MdnsRuns Wkts  Best   Ave.  5WI  10WM    SR

Australia 13 2990 102 1288 50 6-62 25.76 4 1 59.80 England 14 3106 110 1378 50 6-67 27.56 2 0 62.10 India 12 2928 104 1303 45 5-96 28.86 2 0 65.10 New Zealand 9 2526 106 1021 60 7-119 17.01 6 2 42.10 South Africa 4 846 35 386 13 4-42 29.69 0 0 65.10 Sri Lanka 17 2857 135 1179 56 5-43 20.48 2 0 50.00 West Indies 17 3550 121 1645 79 6-61 20.82 4 1 44.90 Zimbabwe 10 2401 96 997 47 6-48 21.21 4 1 51.10 Home 38 7404 276 3250 152 6-48 21.38 8 1 48.70 Away 58 13800 533 5947 248 7-119 23.97 16 4 55.64 Total 96 21204 809 9197 400 7-119 22.99 24 5 53.01

Chronology of each milestone :

Wicket    Batsman (Country)       Venue          Season        Test #

1st John Wright (NZ) Auckland 1984-85 1st 50th David Gower (Eng) Manchester 1987 16th 100th Terry Alderman (Aus) Melbourne 1989-90 30th 150th Robin Smith (Eng) Lord's 1992 41st 200th Richard deGroen (NZ) Auckland 1993-94 51st 250th Grant Flower (Zim) Bulawayo 1994-95 60th 300th Alan Mullally (Eng) The Oval 1996 70th 350th Neil Johnson (Zim) Peshawar 1998-99 82nd 400th Russel Arnold (SL) Colombo SSC 1999-00 96th

Mode of Dismissals :

Home    Away   Total
Bowled              41      58     99
Caught by fielder   25      90    115
Caught & Bowled      2       2      4
Caught by 'keeper   27      41     68
LBW                 57      57    114
Total              152     248    400

Favourite Dismissals :

9 times :       Krish Srikkanth (Ind)
8 times :       Curtly Ambrose (WI)
7 times :       Grant Flower (Zim)
6 times :       Malcolm Marshall (WI),Courtney Walsh (WI)

This is how the four most successful bowlers in Test cricket reached every progressive milestone of 50 wickets :

50   100  150  200  250  300    350     400     450
Richard Hadlee  14   25   34   44   56   61     69      80      X
Kapil Dev       16   25   39   50   65   83     100     115     X
Courtney Walsh  14   29   44   58   70   80     96      107     118
Wasim Akram     16   30   41   51   60   70     82      96      X

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