Aussies all out for 212, Kumble becomes first Indian bowler to take 600 wickets

January 17th, 2008 - 4:46 pm ICT by admin  

Perth, Jan 17 (ANI): Skipper Anil Kumble became first Indian bowler to claim 600 Test wickets when he took the scalp of Andrew Symonds, who was caught by Rahul Dravid at slip for 66. Later on he wrapped up the Australian first innings at 212 by claiming the wicket of Shaun Tait.

Australia were all out for 212 runs in their first innings on the second day of the third cricket Test against India at WACA in Perth. India got a decent lead of 118 runs. RP Singh was the star of the Indian bowling line-up as he claimed four key wickets.

The Indian bowlers didnt let the opponent batsmen settle into a rhythm and earned the visitors a window of opportunity for a win.

It was Australias lowest first-innings score in a home Test since Sri Lanka bowled them out for 207 in Darwin in 2004. On that occasion, they still won comfortably, but it will take a special effort to extend their remarkable winning streak here.

Kumble joined fellow spinners Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan when he reached the milestone on day two of the second Test against Australia in Perth.

Warne and Muralitharan both surpassed 700 Test wickets in their careers.

He is also one of only two players to take all 10 wickets in a Test innings, achieving the feat against Pakistan at Delhi in 1999 - the other was England’s Jim Laker in 1956. (ANI)

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