Chennai (AFP): India fast bowler Ishant Sharma bagged his 300th Test wicket on day four of the opening match against England in Chennai on Monday.
Sharma trapped Dan Lawrence lbw for 18 – his third of the match – in his 98th Test for India.
The milestone reached during England’s second innings sees the 32-year-old enter India’s exclusive 300-wicket club, which includes pace greats Kapil Dev (434) and Zaheer Khan (311).
Spinner Anil Kumble remains India’s highest wicket-taker with 619 scalps before he retired in 2008.
Sharma, who made his Test debut against Bangladesh in Dhaka in 2007, has battled a series of injuries throughout a stop-start career.
He has taken 115 wickets in 80 one-day internationals.