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 :

OpponentsTests Balls MdnsRuns WktsBestAve.5WI10WMSR
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 :

WicketBatsman (Country)VenueSeasonTest #
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 :

HomeAwayTotalBowled415899Caught by fielder2590115Caught & Bowled224Caught by 'keeper274168LBW5757114Total152248400
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 :

50100150200250300350400450Richard Hadlee1425344456616980XKapil Dev162539506583100115XCourtney Walsh14294458708096107118Wasim Akram1630415160708296X