4ranews / Cricket / Fastest 250 Wickets in Test Cricket

Fastest 250 Wickets in Test Cricket

Suresh Iyer
January 20, 2022, 9:35
319
Fastest 250 Wickets in Test Cricket

In this article, we look at the record for the fastest 250 wickets in Test cricket. The mark was set by India off-spinner R Ashwin who achieved it in 45 matches, in February 2017, breaking the previous record of 48 matches set by Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee, in February 1981.

R Ashwin (45 Matches)

Indian off-spinner R Ashwin set a record for the fastest to 250 Test wickets, when he achieved the milestone in his 45th match on 9 February 2017. In the process, he broke the previous mark set by Dennis Lillee on 7 February 1981. Ashwin who made his Test debut in 2010 has since in 84 Tests. The bowler has grabbed 430 wickets at 24.38. He has taken fifers on 30 separate occasions, including best returns of 7.59. Ashwin has also registered 10-wicket match hauls on 7 occasions.

DK Lillee (48 Matches)

Dennis Lillee set a new mark for the fastest to 250 Test wickets when he achieved the feat on 7 February 1981. In the process, Lillee broke the previous mark of 62 matches set by England pacer Fred Trueman in 1963. Lillee’s record stood for 35 years until it was broken by India’s R Ashwin in 2017. Overall, Lillee’s Test career lasted 70 matches wherein he grabbed 355 scalps at 23.92. he had best bowling figures in an innings of 7/83, with 23 five-wicket hauls. Lillee also registered 10-wicket hauls in 7 Test matches.

DW Steyn (49 Matches)

Fast bowler Dale Steyn, who represented South Africa in Test cricket from 2004 to 2019, achieved the 250-wicket milestone in his 39th match. Steyn came closes to equalling/ breaking Lillee’s record until India’s R Ashwin actually did it in 2017. Steyn went on to play 93 Tests to take 439 wickets at an average of 22.95. He had 26 fifers in his career, including best bowling figures of 7/51. He also took 10 wickets in a match 5 times.

AA Donald (50 Matches)

Former South Africa paceman Allan Donald, who played between 1992 and 2002, got to 250 Test wickets in his 50th match. By the time he retired, he had taken 330 wickets at 22.25 in 72 matches, with a best innings haul of 8/71. He registered five-wicket hauls on 20 occasions, while taking 10 wickets in a match three times.

Waqar Younis (51 Matches)

Fast bowler Waqar Younis who played Test match for Pakistan from 1989 to 2003, achieved the milestone of 250 Test wickets in his 51st match. He finished his career with 373 wickets at 23.56 from 87 matches. He had 22 five-wicket innings hauls including best figures of 7/76. He also too 10 wickets in a Test match on 5 occasions.

Rating:
(Rating: 0.00 , Votes: 0 )

Last articles

Top Lowest Team Scores in Test Cricket
Articles
February 21, 2022, 13:45 718
Top Lowest Team Scores in Test Cricket

Contents1 New Zealand, Auckland, March 1955 (26 all out)2 South Africa, Port Elizabeth, February 1896 (30 all out)3 South Africa, Birmingham, June 1924 (30 all out)4 South Africa, Cape Town, April 1899 (35 all out)5 South Africa, Melbourne, February 1932 (36 all out) In this article, we look at the lowest team scores in Test […]

Suresh Iyer
Highest Scores Ever in a Pro Kabaddi
Articles
February 21, 2022, 12:56 553
Highest Scores Ever in a Pro Kabaddi

Contents1 Season 5 Patna Pirates 69-30 Haryana Steelers2 Season 7 Patna Pirates 69-41 Bengal Warriors3 Season 3 Dabang Delhi K.C. 34-67 Patna Pirates4 Season 5 Bengaluru Bulls 64-24 U.P. Yoddha5 Season 8 Dabang Delhi K.C. 22-61 Bengaluru Bulls6 Season 7 Puneri Paltan 40-60 Dabang Delhi K.C.7 Season 1 Telugu Titans 60-24 Puneri Paltan8 Season 7 […]

Jishnu Brahmaputra
First-Ever Pink-Ball Test Match
Articles
February 21, 2022, 12:50 666
First-Ever Pink-Ball Test Match

Contents1 The Changes2 The First-Ever Day/Night Test3 Further Appearances of the Pink Ball4 Future of the Format In the era that we live in, almost everything worth watching is being made compact for consumers who have increasingly shorter attention spans. Even sports broadcasters are obsessed with making things quicker for audiences, with slow over rates […]

Jishnu Brahmaputra
When Was the First Ever Test Match Played?
Articles
February 21, 2022, 12:20 642
When Was the First Ever Test Match Played?

Contents1 Cricket: From Child’s Play to International Spectacle2 Prelude to the Match3 The Game Begins4 After the Fact Every sport that we know of today had its humble beginning somewhere, after which it was further polished and refined until it became the sophisticated, competitive spectacle we know and love today. Cricket: From Child’s Play to […]

Jishnu Brahmaputra
Longest Winning Streaks in Test Cricket History
Articles
February 21, 2022, 11:00 643
Longest Winning Streaks in Test Cricket History

Contents1 1. West Indies (27 Matches)2 2. England (26 Matches)3 3. Australia (25 Matches)4 4. Australia (22 Matches)5 5. India (19 Matches)6 6. England (18 Matches)7 7. Australia (18 Matches)8 8. Australia (17 Matches)9 9. India (17 Matches)10 10. Australia (16 Matches) Losses are an inevitable part of any game. Any team that plays a […]

Jishnu Brahmaputra
Top 10 Youngest Cricketers in Test History
Articles
February 21, 2022, 10:20 643
Top 10 Youngest Cricketers in Test History

Contents1 1. Hasan Raza (Pakistan)2 2. Mushtaq Mohammad (Pakistan)3 3. Mohammad Sharif (Bangladesh)4 4. Aaqib Javed (Pakistan)5 5. Sachin Tendulkar (India)6 6. Aftab Baloch (Pakistan)7 7. Talha Jubair (Bangladesh)8 8. Nasim-ul-Ghani (Pakistan)9 9. Naseem Shah (Pakistan)10 10. Enamul Haque Junior (Bangladesh) The word ‘prodigy’ is thrown around a lot in sports, usually every time a […]

Jishnu Brahmaputra