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Warne's Wicket Ways

December 21, 2006

  • Has taken more wickets than any other bowler in Test cricket.

  • Has taken 100 wickets against three countries (England, New Zealand and South Africa) and another 90 v Pakistan.

  • His 186 wickets against England are the most by any bowler against any opponent in Test cricket.

  • Has taken 389 wickets in AWAY Tests - more than any other bowler in Test cricket.The second highest tally is Courtney Walsh's 290.

  • Is the only bowler to take 300-plus wickets both in Home and Away Tests

  • Has taken 501 wickets in 90 WON Tests for Australia. Both these figures are record for any bowler in Test history.

  • Took 116 wickets under Allan Border, 199 wickets under Mark Taylor, 175 wickets under Steve Waugh and another 191 wickets under Ricky Ponting.

  • Has taken 25 wickets in a Test series on SIX occasions - more than any other bowler.

  • Has taken 50 wickets in a calendar year on EIGHT occasions in Test cricket - maximum for any bowler.

  • Ended the year 2005 with 96 Test wickets against his name, which is the highest tally for any bowler in a calendar year in Test cricket.

  • Has dismissed 35 batsmen STUMPED in Test cricket - more than any other bowler.

  • Has dismissed 135 batsmen LBW in Test cricket - more than any other bowler.

  • Is the only spinner to dismiss 100 batsmen on duck in Test cricket.

  • Has conceded most sixes off his bowling in Test cricket

  • Has played 143 Tests without ever captaining Australia in a Test

  • Has captained Australia in 11 ODIs winning 10 and losing only one. His winning percentage is the highest for any captain with 10 or more games.

    Warne's summary of wickets against each country
    OpponentMtsBallsMdnsRunsWktsBestAvg5WI10WMSRRpO
    India143925139202943 6-12547.181091.283.10
    Sri Lanka133167132150759 5-4325.545253.682.85
    West Indies194078159194765 7-5229.953062.742.86
    New Zealand2057702522511103 6-3124.373056.022.61
    England34103674794358186 8-7123.4310455.742.52
    South Africa2479283673142130 7-5624.167260.982.37
    Pakistan154051192181690 7-2320.176245.012.68
    Zimbabwe1319131376 3-6822.830053.172.57
    ICC World XI11867716 3-2311.830031.002.29
    Bangladesh25241230011 5-11327.271047.643.43
    TOTAL14340315175217818699 8-7125.49361057.682.65

    Also read: What the experts say about Warne

    Statistics: Rajneesh Gupta
    Photograph: Getty Images

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