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Ravichandran Ashwin Fastest to 25 Five-Wicket Hauls

This was Ashwin's 25th five-wicket haul in an innings in Test cricket and he has now become the fastest to reach this milestone.

Cricketnext Staff |March 8, 2017, 9:39 AM IST
Ravichandran Ashwin Fastest to 25 Five-Wicket Hauls

New Delhi: Ace Indian spinner R Ashwin roared back to form in spectacular style on the fourth day of the second Test in Bengaluru, picking six wickets in the second essay and leading the way as India beat Australia by 75 runs to level the four-match series 1-1.

This was Ashwin's 25th five-wicket haul in an innings in Test cricket and he has now become the fastest to reach this milestone.

Ashwin needed just 47 Tests and 88 innings to break Sri Lankan legend Muttiah Muralitharan's record who took 100 Tests to clinch 25 five-wicket hauls. Third on the list is New Zealand great Richard Hadlee. The all-rounder took 111 Tests to achieve this feat.

List of Ashwin's 5-wicket hauls against Test playing nations:

New Zealand - 6

Australia - 5

South Africa - 4

West Indies - 4

England - 3

Sri Lanka - 2

Bangladesh - 1

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5046 120
2 Australia 4320 108
3 England 5253 105
4 New Zealand 3449 105
5 South Africa 3537 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6967 124
2 India 7939 118
3 New Zealand 5347 116
4 South Africa 5442 111
5 Australia 5854 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 8926 270
2 Australia 6986 269
3 England 6095 265
4 India 12141 264
5 South Africa 5248 262
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