Following are the details of prized wickets claimed
by the last seven world record holders on their way
to the coveted milestone of the most Test wickets:
Lance Gibbs(WI) :- Victim No 308 - Off
spinner Lance Gibbs took his prized wicket when he
had opener Ian Redpath of Australia, caught on the
long on boundary by Michael Holding at Melbourne on
January 31, 1976.
Dennis Lillee (Aust) :- Victim No 310 - The
right handed fast bowler induced an edged stroke
from Larry Gomes of West Indies, to be caught by
skipper Greg Chappell in the slip cordon at
Melbourne on December 27, 1981.
Ian Botham (Eng) :- Victim No 356 - The all
rounder reached the landmark when he had one down
batsman Jeff Crowe lbw for eight in the first
innings of the Oval Test against New Zealand on
August 21, 1986
Richard Hadlee (NZ) :- Victim No 374 - All
rounder from Kiwi Richard Hadlee leapt high in
jubilation when he had Indian opener Arul Lal
safely caught at third slip by Kujgeleijn at
Bangalore on November 12, 1988.
Kapil Dev (Ind) :- Victim No 432 - It was
Sri Lanka's Hashan Tillekarartne, well caught by
Sanjay Manjrekar at short leg during the Ahmedabad
Test on February 8, 1994. He played just a solitary
Test match after this feat.
Courtney Walsh (WI) :- Victim No 435 - The
right arm fast bowler reached the coveted milestone
with the prized wicket of Zimbabwe's last man Henry
Olonga who was a victim of a lifting delivery to be
well taken by Wavell Hinds at short leg at Kingston
on March 27, 2000
Muttiah Muralitharan (SL) :- Victim No 520 -
The off spinner Muttiah Muralitharan had his prized
scalp whin he had Mluleki Nkala well taken by
Jayawardene at silly point during the Harare Test
against Zimbabwe on Saturday, May 8, 2004.