March 17, 2000

Warne overtakes Lillee

Shane Warne became the leading wicket taker for Australia in Test cricket when he dismissed Paul Wiseman in the second innings of New Zealand in the Auckland Test. This was his 356th victim. Lillee's record had stood at 355 wickets since his retirement in 1983-84,but it has been a long haul for Warne who has needed 12 more Test appearances than Lillee to overtake his total.

The following tables give an in depth look into Warne's Test career:

PERFORMANCE AGAINST EACH COUNTRY

Opponent         Mat   Balls    Mdns   Runs  Wkts   Best   5  10   Avge:
England           18    5833     338   2113    87   8-71   4   1   24.28
South Africa      12    4117     230   1342    64   7-56   4   2   20.96
New Zealand       10    2887     166   1185    59   6-31   2   0   20.08
Pakistan           9    2559     138   1072    49   7-23   4   1   21.87
West Indies       16    3284     132   1581    49   7-52   1   0   32.26
Sri Lanka          8    1554      71    706    23   5-52   1   0   30.69
India              8    2172      81   1103    19   4-85   0   0   58.05
Zimbabwe           1     319      13    137     6   3-68   0   0   22.83

HOME 41 11458 544 4635 188 8-71 11 4 24.65 ABROAD 41 11522 625 4604 168 6-48 5 0 27.40

TOTAL 82 22980 1169 9239 356 8-71 16 4 25.95

MODE OF DISMISSALS Home Away Total Bowled 36 27 63 Caught 106 103 209 LBW 33 33 66 Stumped 13 5 18 TOTAL 188 168 356

THE PROGRESS CHART

Wicket Test Batsman Venue Season 1st 1st Ravi Shastri (India) Sydney 1991-92 50th 14th Nasser Hussain (England) Nottingham 1993 100th 23rd Brian McMillan (S.Africa) Adelaide 1993-94 150th 31st Alec Stewart (England) Melbourne 1994-95 200th 42nd Chaminda Vaas (SriLanka) Perth 1995-96 250th 55th Alec Stewart (England) Manchester 1997 300th 63rd Jacques Kallis (S.Africa) Sydney 1997-98 350th 80th Hrishikesh Kanitkar (India) Melbourne 1999-00 356th 82nd Paul Wiseman (NewZealand) Auckland 1999-00

Compiled by Rajneesh Gupta