India’s finger spinner Ravichandran Ashwin achieved a rare feat after dismissing Josh Hazlewood in the second test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground as he surpassed Muttiah Muralitharan for most left-handed dismissals in test cricket. In the ongoing Border Gavaskar Trophy, Ashwin has been magnificent with the ball taking 10 wickets. He’s currently the joint highest wicket along with Pat Cummins.
Ravichandran Ashwin overtook Muttiah Muralitharan when the latter dismissed Josh Hazlewood in the second innings of the 2nd Test. The left-hander left an absolute straight delivery just to get cleaned up to help Ashwin reach this extreme rare feat in cricket history.
Ravichandran Ashwin Achieves Record With Most Left-Hander Dismissals In Test Cricket
The elite list is led by Ravichandran Ashwin with 192 dismissals with Muttiah Muralitharan following up with 191 dismissals. England’s James Anderson who is the highest wicket-taking pace bowler in the test format lies 3rd in the list with 186 dismissals followed by two Aussies Glenn Mcgrath and Shane Warne poised with 172 dismissals each.
Dismissing Left-Handed batsmen most number of times in Test History
R Ashwin – 192 (51.2%)
Muttiah Muralitharan – 191 (23.8 %)
James Anderson – 186 (31%)
Glenn McGrath – 172 (30.5%)
Shane Warne – 172 (24.2%)#AUSvsIND
— ESPNcricinfo stats (@ESPNcric_stats) December 29, 2020
In the ongoing Border Gavaskar Trophy, Ravichandran Ashwin has completely outplayed his counterpart in the opposition camp as Nathan Lyon has managed to pick just 4 wickets in the two tests whereas Ravichandran Ashwin is the highest wicket-taker of the series with 10 wickets under his tally.
The Indian team made an outstanding comeback at the Melbourne Cricket Ground after a debacle at the Adelaide Oval last week where they bundled out for a mere 36. What made this win even more special was India went into this test without the likes of Virat Kohli, Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma and Mohammed Shami. Yet They managed to pull off one of the greatest wins in test history all thanks to stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane’s magnificent century which put India in control of the test match.