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Warne's spinning numbers
I read that Shane Warne took exactly 200 Test wickets under Ricky Ponting's captaincy. Is this the record? asked Cameron Douglas from Australia.
Shane Warne took 200 Test wickets under Ponting's captaincy, which puts him fourth on the Australian list behind Craig McDermott, who claimed 231 while being captained by Allan Border, Glenn McGrath (217 under Steve Waugh) and Merv Hughes (212 - his total Test haul - under Allan Border).
Warne also took 199 for Mark Taylor, and 175 for Steve Waugh.
But two South Africans head the list: Dale Steyn has so far taken 335 wickets while being captained by Graeme Smith, while Makhaya Ntini collected 280 while Smith was skipper. McDermott is third, just one wicket ahead of Muttiah Muralitharan, who took 230 wickets under Sanath Jayasuriya (and 203 for Arjuna Ranatunga, and 186 for Mahela Jayawardene).