Umesh Yadav picked up the wicket of nightwatchman Craig Overton on Day 2 of the Oval Test in England’s first innings to reach 150 wickets in the longest format of the game on Friday.
- Craig Overton became Umesh Yadav’s 150th wicket in Test cricket
- Umesh Yadav became the sixth Indian pacer to take 150 Test scalps
- Kapil Dev is the fastest among Indian pacemen to achieve the feat in 39 matches
Umesh Yadav on Friday became the sixth Indian pacer to reach the landmark of 150 wickets in Test cricket during the ongoing fourth Test against England at the Oval in London. Yadav dismissed nightwatchman Craig Overton for 1 in the second over of Day 1 to reach 150 wickets in his 48th Test match.
Kapil Dev is the fastest among Indian pacemen to complete 150 Test wickets, reaching the landmark in 39 matches followed by Javagal Srinath (40), Mohammed Shami (42), Umesh Yadav (48), Zaheer Khan (49) and Ishant Sharma (54).
Most wickets in Test Cricket by Indian pace bowler:
434 – Kapil Dev
311 – Zaheer Khan
311 – Ishant Sharma
236 – Javagal Srinath
195 – Mohammed Shami
150 – Umesh Yadav*
109 – Karsan Ghavri
100 – Irfan Pathan
Yadav was two wickets away from the feat before the start of this match. Yadav was one of the two bowlers who took a wicket against England on Day 2. Yadav dismissed England’s keyman and skipper Joe Root for 21 runs to make his comeback into the Test arena after a gap of several months.
Earlier, England bowled out India for 191 before suffering a top-order collapse of their own on a bowler-dominated opening day of the fourth test at The Oval on Thursday. The hosts lost their talismanic captain Joe Root in the penultimate over of the day to concede some of their advantage and were 53-3 at stumps.