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Ojha third fastest to reach 100 wickets

IANS [ Updated 23 Mar 2013, 14:14:18 ]
Ojha third fastest to reach 100 wickets

New Delhi, March 23: Left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha Saturday became the third fastest Indian bowler to take 100 wickets in Test matches as he clinched James Pattinson's wicket to end Australia's first innings at 262 on the second day of the fourth Test here at the Ferozeshah Kotla.

The 26-year-old achieved this feat in 22 Tests and is joint third with Subhash Gupte and B.S. Chandrasekhar. Only Erapalli Prassanna (20 matches) and Anil Kumble (21 matches) have reached the 100 mark quicker than the Hyderabad spinner.

Interestingly, Ojha has never played outside the Indian subcontinent and has ventured only on the spin-friendly tracks of the Asian subcontinent.

Outside India, the left-armer has only played four Tests - one in Bangladesh and three in Sri Lanka - in which he has claimed 12 wickets. The rest of the 88 have come in 18 Tests in India.

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