Auckland: Pacer Ishant Sharma became the 11th Indian to take 150 Test wickets when he removed opener Hamish Rutherford on the opening day of the first Test against New Zealand on Thursday.
Ishant reached the milestone in his 54th Test. After Zaheer Khan, the lanky speedster is currently India's most experienced fast bowler.
Ishant dismissed Rutherford for six in his first over of the innings after India won the toss and elected to bowl under overcast conditions.
Rutherford played away from his body at one outside the off-stump, got a thick edge and was caught by Ajinkya Rahane, who dived across to his right to take a superb catch at gully.