Ravichandran Ashwin breaks Anil Kumble's historic feat of 350 Test wickets at home, becomes the bowler with the most Test wickets in India

Updated - 25 Feb 2024, 02:02 PM

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Ravichandran Ashwin. Image Credits: Twitter

Ravichandran Ashwin has given a terrific start to the Indian bowling as he took two quick wickets sending Ben Duckett and Ollie Pope back to the pavilion. India and England are facing each other at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association Cricket Stadium in Ranchi for the fourth Test of the five-match series and Ravichandran Ashwin has got another historic feat to his name in the ongoing Test.

Ravichandran Ashwin first got Ben Duckett who was caught by Sarfaraz Khan at forward short leg and then struck Ollie Pope on the pads for an LBW which was upheld as the DRS showed the umpire’s call on the stumps. Ashwin is not having the best series with the ball but he has reached two milestones in this Test series; getting to his 500 Test wickets and now taking the most wickets in Test cricket in India.

With these two wickets, Ashwin has surpassed Anil Kumble’s historic feat of 350 wickets at home. The veteran off-spinner has now taken 351 Test wickets at home in 59 matches at an average of 21.49 which also includes 26 five-wicket hauls and six ten-wickets in a match. He now has the most number of wickets in Test cricket in India and has been brilliant in home conditions for almost a decade.

Anil Kumble took 350 wickets in 63 matches in India at an average of 24.89 which included 25 five-wicket hauls and 7 10-wickets in a match. Ravichandran Ashwin recently became the second Indian bowler to take 500 wickets in Test cricket. Anil Kumble has the most number of wickets in Test cricket for India as he has taken 619 wickets in 132 Test matches.

Ravichandran Ashwin goes past Anil Kumble’s record of 350 Test wickets at home

Ravichandran Ashwin has taken 14 wickets in this Test series as of now but has not even registered a four-fer which is a rare and uncommon sight for India to see after four matches in a Test series. He has taken two wickets in the second innings for India and is expected to take a fifer in the second innings as he has started well in the second innings.

England won the toss and elected to bat first as they powered themselves to 353 in the first innings laying back on a gritty ton by Joe Root who finally set himself free from Bazball and played his natural game. In reply, India was bundled for 307 in their first innings and reduced England’s lead to 46 runs. Yashasvsi Jaiswal and Dhruv Jurel were the stars for India with the bat as they both played brilliantly. Yashasvi Jaiswal was out for 73 off 118 balls in the first innings whereas Dhruv Jurel missed a well-deserved ton scoring 90 off 149 balls

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