Ishant Sharma has done wonders in the WTC final being played between India and New Zealand. Ishant Sharma gave India a crucial breakthrough in Conway just before the end of the third day’s play. With this, Ishant Sharma has become the Indian bowler to take the most Test wickets for India in England, breaking the record of former India captain Kapil Dev.
New Zealand opener David Conway added to India’s troubles after the Indian team was all out for 217 runs. David Conway continued his stellar form with his third half-century in the third match of his Test career. Conway was moving towards a big innings when Ishant Sharma brought great relief to India by getting Conway out at the hands of Shami.
With Conway’s wicket, Ishant Sharma’s number of wickets in England increased to 44. Earlier in England, Kapil Dev had taken 43 Test wickets and he was the highest wicket-taker in England by the Indian bowler. Now this record Ishant Sharma has managed to register his name. Ishant Sharma is playing the 13th Test match on England soil.
Former India spinner Anil Kumble is third in terms of taking most Test wickets in England. Anil Kumble has taken 36 wickets in 10 Tests. Bishan Singh Bedi is fourth with 35 wickets and Zaheer Khan is at fifth position with 31 wickets.
Let us inform that the Indian team has scored 217 runs while batting first in the WTC final. In reply, New Zealand have scored 101 runs for the loss of two wickets till the end of the third day’s play. New Zealand are 116 runs behind India’s score and have 8 wickets in hand.