Highlights

  • Shami is only behind Kapil Dev and Javagal Srinath
  • Overall, Shami is ninth-fastest Indian bowler to reach the 200-wicket mark

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Shami achieved the feat in his 55th Test match when he completed his sixth five-wicket haul in Centurion.

Mohammed Shami became the third-fastest Indian pacer to take 200 wickets in Test cricket. Shami achieved the feat in his 55th Test match when he completed his sixth five-wicket haul in Centurion.

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Shami is only behind Kapil Dev and Javagal Srinath, who reached the 200-wicket milestone in their 50th and 54th Test match respectively.

The Indian pacer also became the sixth pacer to take 200 wickets for India.

Overall, Shami is ninth-fastest Indian bowler to reach the 200-wicket mark. R Ashwin holds the Indian record for the fastest 200 Test wickets as he reached the milestone in his 37th Test.

Shami made his India Test debut in 2013 at the Eden Gardens and has been India's premier bowler since then.

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