Moeen becomes 5th fastest to Test double of 2,000 runs, 100 wkts

Dhaka,  Wed,  20 September 2017
Published : 08 Jul 2017, 20:38:49

Moeen becomes 5th fastest to Test double of 2,000 runs, 100 wkts

Shakib still on top
Moeen Ali became the fifth quickest in terms of matches played to record the double of 2000 runs and 100 wickets in Test cricket when he completed the feat against South Africa at Lord’s on the second day of their first Test on Friday (July 7). Moeen touched the milestone in his 38th Test match, according to global media.

Bangladesh Shakib Al Hasan is still holding the record of scoring quickest 2 thousand runs and taking 200 wickets in Test cricket. The all–rounder achieved the feat playing just 31 matches.

England’s Tony Greig and Australia’s Keith Miller achieved the milestone in 37 Test matches.

Before the Test match against South Africa, Moeen Ali was two wickets away from the milestone. He picked Hashim Amla and Dean Elgar to complete the tally.

“It’s a great feeling to do it on the same day at Lord’s,” Ali told Sky Sports after the day’s play. “I’m still inconsistent – I know that – but I was really happy with the way I bowled today. I’ve never got him (Amla) out in a Test before and I’m really happy with that.”

Fastest to Test double of 2000 runs and 100 wickets

Tests       Player                            Country    

31        Shakib Al Hasan              Bangladesh

36        Trevor Goddard               South Africa

37        Tony Greig                       England

37         Keith Miller                      Australia

38         Moeen Ali                        England

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