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Rare distinction places Vettori with Kapil, Hadlee, Warne

New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori on Wednesday joined the likes of Kapil Dev, Richard Hadlee and Shane Warne when he became only the eighth all-rounder in Test cricket's history to collect 3,000 runs and bag 300 wickets.

cricket Updated: Aug 26, 2009 15:53 IST

New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori on Wednesday joined the likes of Kapil Dev, Richard Hadlee and Shane Warne when he became only the eighth all-rounder in Test cricket's history to collect 3,000 runs and bag 300 wickets.

Vettori, who has 3,329 runs to his credit, claimed his 300th wicket when Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara's shot found Jacob Oram at the mid-wicket region on the first day of second and final Test at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo.

This is the 34-year-old Vettori's 94th Test appearance.

Other cricketers to have achieved the milestone are Kapil Dev (Ind), Ian Botham (Eng), Richard Hadlee (NZ), Shaun Pollock (SA), Imran Khan (Pak), Shane Warne (Aus) and Chaminda Vaas (SL).