Ravichandran Ashwin adds another feather to his illustrious cap; becomes second-fastest to reach 450 Test scalps


On Day 1 of the ongoing first Test match between India and Australia at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur, veteran right-arm off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin of India displayed some of his well-known bowling prowess once more by dismissing three Australian batters. He also passed Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka as the second-fastest bowler to 450 wickets in Test matches.
Ashwin offered plenty of assistance to Ravindra Jadeja, who returned with a fantastic five-wicket haul and helped India restrict Australia to 177 in the first innings. As soon as Ashwin dismissed Australia’s Alex Carey, the wicket-keeper batter, his name was added to the list of wicket-takers. Carey appeared to be a threat, but Ashwin took care of him before he could force India to lose.

Muralitharan, a master of spin from Sri Lanka, became the first player to 100 Test cricket wickets. Muralitharan still holds the record for most Test victories with 450 in just 80 games.

Pat Cummins, the captain of Australia’s Test team, ended up being Ashwin’s next victim. Virat Kohli, who was positioned at first slip, quickly snatched the outside half of Cummins’ willow with Ashwin’s third delivery in the 58th over.

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