Ravichandran Ashwin overtook Pat Cummins to become the leading wicket-taker in the ICC World Test Championship. Ashwin struck twice in the second innings to take his tally to 71 wickets. Cummins is placed second on the list with 70 wickets to his name. Meanwhile, the Kiwis are inching closer to win the WTC final and in the process continue to be India’s nemesis in ICC knockout games.
Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed both the Kiwi openers in the second innings to bring India back into the contest. But since then Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor have kept the Kiwis in the hunt.
Ravichandran Ashwin Overtakes Pat Cummins In Wickets Tally In ICC WTC
Ashwin dismissed Latham stumped off Rishabh Pant while he trapped Devon Conway in front of the wickets. Latham and Conway added 33 for the first wicket. Ashwin got the two wickets in a space of 10 runs. While Latham was dismissed on the team score on 33, Conway was dismissed with the Kiwis on 44.
Meanwhile, Stuart Broad (69), Nathan Lyon (56) and Tim Southee (56) are the next bowlers in the list with most wickets. Southee finished with five wickets in the game to take his tally to 56. He was on 51 wickets before the start of the game.
Earlier in the day, India resumed their second innings on 64/2 and were bowled out for 170 in their second innings adding 106 runs to their overnight score.
Kyle Jamieson accounted for Virat Kohli‘s wicket in both innings of the WTC Final with Boult and Southee picking crucial wickets as well. Rishabh Pant (41) top-scored in the second innings for India. The middle-order of Pujara (15) Kohli (13) and Rahane (15) fell cheaply in the second innings. Southee picked four wickets in the second innings, Boult picked three, Jamieson two and Wagner one.