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22 Dec 2013
12:37 pm

Khan brings up 300th test wicket

Zaheer Khan brought up his 300th Test wicket for India with his fifth wicket of the first Test against South Africa at the Wanderers, in Johannesburg, on Sunday.

FILE PICTURE: Zaheer Khan of India plays and misses during day 4 of the 1st Test match between South Africa and India at Bidvest Wanderers Stadium on December 21, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Duif du Toit/Gallo Images)

Khan bagged four wickets in the first innings, and his first scalp in the second took him to the milestone when he dismissed Jacques Kallis lbw for 34 in the 61st over of South Africa’s second-innings run chase.

The 35-year-old left arm seamer was recalled for the South African tour after being left out of India’s Test side for more than a year.

Khan made his debut against Bangladesh in November 2000 and is playing in his 89th Test. His best bowling figures were 7/87 against Bangladesh in Dhaka in January 2010, where he finished the match with 10/149.