Ravichandran Ashwin, the star spinner of India, has achieved new milestones in the second test match against England at Chepauk stadium. The right-arm spinner of the Indian team decimated the batting line-up of England and bagged five crucial wickets in just 23.5 overs, and conceded 43 runs in his spell. R. Ashwin bowled Dom Sibley, Dan Lawrence, Ben Stokes, Olly Stone, and Stuart Broad in his spell. With his 28th five wicket-haul in test matches, Ashwin has carved some prestigious records in his career. Here are five records bagged by R. Ashwin in the second test match against England.
Dismissed 200 Left-handers in Test History
R. Ashwin has bagged many records in his entire test cricket career. The last wicket of Stuart Broad made the Indian spinner the first ever bowler in test history to dismiss 200 left-handlers. Ravichandran Ashwin bowls mixed delivers to both right and left-hand batters to push them for unwanted shots and take a wicket to create pressure on the team.
Four Five Wicket Hauls at Chepauk Stadium
Ravichandran Ashwin has bagged 27 wickets in Chennai. With the recent five-wicket haul, Ashwin has now four five-wicket hauls in Chepauk stadium. The list is topped by former Indian spinner Anil Kumble. The magical Indian spinner has five five-wicket hauls in Chennai. Ashwin has bagged his previous three five-wicket hauls against Australia and England. The recent one was against England in the second innings of the opening test match.
Ashwin Breaks Harbhajan’s Record of Most Wickets at Home
Ravichandran Ashwin thrashed the old record of spinner Harbhajan Singh. The wicket of Ben Stokes made the right-arm spinner went past Harbhajan’s record of 265 wickets in home matches. R. Ashwin played his 45th test at home and now has 268 wickets in home test matches with an average of 22.54. With no surprises, Anil Kumble is the leading wicket-taker of India in home test matches. He has played 63 tests and bagged 350 wickets in his career.
Ashwin Goes Past Anderson in List of Most five-wicket Hauls
R. Ashwin played good cricket in the opening test match and first innings of the second test match against England at Chepauk. The right-arm spinner has 23 five-wicket hauls at home in just 45 tests. With the performance, Ashwin went past Anderson, who has bagged 22 five-wicket hauls from 89 home test matches. Muralitharan from Sri Lanka tops the list of most five-wicket hauls at home. He has played 73 matches and bagged 45 five-wicket hauls in his entire career.
Ashwin Equals Glen McGrath in the list of Five-fors in Test Cricket
Ravichandran Ashwin bagged his 29th five-wicket haul against England in Chepauk. The right-arm spinner now sits with former Australian bowler Glen McGrath in the list of most five-wicket hauls in test cricket by bowlers.
Indian cricket fans can expect that Ashwin will do wonders with the ball in the second innings of the second test match against England at Chepauk.