Records / Test matches / Bowling records / Fastest to 500 wickets

Player Opposition Ground Match Date Debut Time Mat Scorecard
M Muralitharan (SL) v Australia Kandy 16 Mar 2004 28 Aug 1992 11y 201d 87 Test # 1688
A Kumble (India) v England Mohali 9 Mar 2006 9 Aug 1990 15y 212d 105 Test # 1788
SK Warne (Aus) v Sri Lanka Galle 8 Mar 2004 2 Jan 1992 12y 66d 108 Test # 1685
GD McGrath (Aus) v England Lord's 21 Jul 2005 12 Nov 1993 11y 251d 110 Test # 1756
CA Walsh (WI) v South Africa Port of Spain 17 Mar 2001 9 Nov 1984 16y 128d 129 Test # 1538

Time is based on the start of the debut match and the start of the match in which the milestone was achieved
Bowlers within a maximum of 150 matches shown

Records include the following recent matches:
New Zealand v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), 2nd Test, Nov 17-21, 2014 [Test # 2146]
Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Chittagong, 3rd Test, Nov 12-16, 2014 [Test # 2145]
New Zealand v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, 1st Test, Nov 9-13, 2014 [Test # 2144]

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Gordon Greenidge is the only opening batsman to have been dismissed in the 90s in both innings of a Test match. Incidentally, this has happened to him on two occasions, versus Pakistan in 1977 and against New Zealand in 1980.

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