Ravichandran Ashwin Gets To Special Milestone In Second Test in Chennai
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Ravichandran Ashwin Gets To Special Milestone In Second Test in Chennai

He took five for 43 while Axar Patel and Ishant Sharma took two wickets each.

Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin picked up his 29thfive-wicket haul as England were dismissed for 134 in the first innings. He took five for 43 while Axar Patel and Ishant Sharma took two wickets each. India then opted to bat again with a lead of 195 when the openers started batting. He has equalled the Australian great Glen McGrath with this five-wicket haul as well.

This was also his 23rd five-wicket haul in Test matches at home getting past the likes of James Anderson and Muttiah Muralitharan. He also became the first bowler to dismiss 200 left-handers. He has also dismissed a high-percentage of left-handers throughout his career.

Muttiah Muralitharan has dismissed 199 left-handers in his career, while Anderson (190) and the Australian legends Shane Warne and Glen McGrath with 172 each.

Also Read: Watch: Axar Patel Dismiss Moeen Ali, England Bowled Out For 134 in First Innings

Ravichandran Ashwin Topping The Table

Ravichandran Ashwin after his latest fifer has taken his wickets tally to 391. he is nine wickets short of getting to the magical 400-mark. Ashwin now has 266 victims at home in the longest format of the game in just 45 Tests at an outstanding average of 22.64. Former India captain Anil Kumble leads the list with 350 wickets from 62 matches in India.

India have well and truly got their hold in this Test match. both the teams need to win the series in order to play New Zealand in the finals of the World Test Championship. India need to win the series wither by 2-1 or 3-1.

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Anshuman Roy

A cricket and sports enthusiast having previously worked with Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint and now with Cricfit.
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