Ravichandran Ashwin scripted history during the third day of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Mohali. The veteran Indian off-spinner took his career wicket tally to 435 in the Test match, surpassing the record of former India captain and legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev.
Ashwin achieved the milestone after dismissing Charith Asalanka in the post-tea session on Sunday. He bagged the wickets of Lahiru Thirimanne and Dhananjaya de Silva in the first innings, registering figures of 2/49. The list of his victims in the second innings consisted the likes of Thirimanne, Pathum Nissanka and Asalanka.
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With this feat, Ashwin became the second-highest wicket taker for India in the longest format of the game. He is behind Anil Kumble’s tally of 619 scalps. On the list of highest wicket-taking spin bowlers in Tests, the Tamil Nadu cricketer stands fourth. He recently surpasses former Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath who retired with 433 wickets.
Most Test wickets for India
|Player||No. of Wickets|
|Zaheer Khan / Ishant Sharma||311|
Spin legends include Muttiah Muralitharan (800 wickets) and Late Shane Warne (708 wickets) are the top two spinners and the highest wicket-takers in the World in the red-ball format.
Earlier, after a career-best 175 with the bat, all-rounder Jadeja bagged a five-wicket haul as India dismissed Sri Lanka for 174 in 65 overs in the first innings. After being made to follow-on, Sri Lanka were 10/1 at lunch. Though Sri Lanka added 110 runs in the second session, they lost three batters with Mathews still looking solid at the crease after playing 72 balls.