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Indian cricket team’s fast bowler Ishant Sharma became the second India fast bowler to play 100 Test matches when he bowled the first over of the pink-ball Test against England at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
Ishant also became the fourth Indian bowler to achieve the glorious milestone. The fast bowler, who is now behind former skipper Kapil Dev as the only pacer to reach the feat, is also the eleventh Indian cricketer to feature in 100 Test matches.
Former skipper Anil Kumble (132), Kapil (131), and spinner Harbhajan Singh (103) are the only bowlers other than Ishant to feature in 100 Tests for India.
Ishant started the proceedings for India in the third Test. The pacer dismissed Dom Sibley in his second over as the batsman departed without troubling the scorers after nicking the ball to Rohit Sharma at second slip.