Thursday 6 February 2014 

Video - 150 Wickets A Big Achievement - Sharma

Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma says he is happy with the way he is bowling after taking his 150th Test wicket, which he says is a 'big achievement'.

Sharma achieved the feat during the opening day of the first Test against New Zealand in Auckland when he had Hamish Rutherford caught by Ajinkya Rahane early on.

India reduced New Zealand to 30 for three but they recovered to close on 329 for four.

Nevertheless, Sharma could take some satisfaction in his own performance and reaching a milestone.

"Well obviously it is a big achievement for me to get the 150 wickets in Test matches but I think I have been bowling well," he said.

"I bowled well in the matches in South Africa as well, so I think I don't need to worry about my rhythm and everything. I am bowling well and the way I'm bowling I'm pretty happy."

And after centuries from Brendon McCullum and Kane Williamson helped the Black Caps fight back from an awful start, Sharma paid tribute to their batting.

"I think we were still bowling in the right areas but you have to give credit to the batsmen, they played really well and I think the wicket got better as the day progressed.

"So I think on these kind of wickets you need to be patient and keep bowling in the right areas, that's what we need."

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