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Harbhajan claims 200 ODI wickets

November 20, 2008 20:58 IST

Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Thursday became the sixth Indian and 30th in the world to take 200 wickets in one-day internationals when he removed Owais Shah of England in the third one-dayer in Kanpur.

Playing in his 178th ODI, the Punjab offie dismissed Kevin Pietersen and Paul Collingwood as his 198th and 199th victims to return with 3 for 32 and win the Man of the Match award.

The 28-year-old Harbhajan, who began his ODI career against New Zealand in Sharjah in April 1998, is now behind Anil Kumble (337 from 271 matches), Javagal Srinath (315 from 229), Ajit Agarkar (288 from 191), Kapil Dev (253 from 225) and Zaheer Khan (214 from 152) in the list of highest Indian ODI wicket takers.

The feisty off-spinner had also become the third Indian -- behind Anil Kumble (619 from 132 Tests) and Kapil Dev (434 from 131 Tests) -- and 22nd cricketer in the world to claim 300 wickets in Test cricket during the final Test of the four-match series against Australia in Nagpur this month.

He has played 72 Tests for India so far.

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