Harbhajan Singh makes 100th Test Appearance


It could be termed as a rare achievement for a blessed cricketer like Harbhajan Singh, who made his 100th Test appearance in Chennai today against his bitter foes – The Kangaroos. Interestingly, Bhajji made his test debut against the same team (Australia) on March 25, 1998.

Harbhajan has taken 406 Test wickets so far with a career-best bowling performance of 8/84. He has take 5 wickets in an innings 25 times and 10 wickets in a match 5 times. In addition, he has taken 42 catches so far. In batting too, Harbhajan has showed some skills.

He has scored 2,185 runs with two hundreds and 9 fifties with a top score of 115. It would be interesting to see whether he can justify his selection ahead of Pragyan Ojha in the Chennai Test.

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In the first test match in Chennai today, Australia won the toss and elected to bat first. They were 114/2 wwhen reports last received. Warner was batting on 51. Ashwin took both wickets.


Australia: Ed Cowan, David Warner, Phillip Hughes, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke (C), Matthew Wade (WK), Moises Henriques, Peter Siddle, James Pattinson, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon.

India: Virender Sehwag, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni (C & WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma.

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