Ravichandran Ashwin made historical past on Sunday as he grew to become the joint-fastest to take 350 Test wickets, engaging in the feat throughout Day 5 of the primary Test of the three-match collection in opposition to South Africa in Vizag. The 33-year-old off-spinner had final performed a Test match for India in December 2018 and did not make the reduce within the enjoying XI for the two-Test collection in opposition to the West Indies. After claiming seven wickets within the first innings of the Vizag Test, Ravichandran Ashwin eliminated in a single day batsman Theunis de Bruyn for 10 early within the morning session to succeed in the uncommon landmark in his 66th Test.
Sri Lanka’s legendary spinner Muralitharan, who retired in 2010, had additionally claimed 350 wickets in 66 Test matches.
Veteran India spinner Harbhajan Singh congratulated Ashwin saying: “Congratulations @ashwinravi99 for getting fastest 350 test wickets.. wish u many more.”
Congratulations @ashwinravi99 for getting quickest 350 take a look at wickets.. want u many extra
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 6, 2019
Ashwin had bagged his 27th five-wicket haul on Friday and claimed his first wicket within the South Africa’s second innings in De Bruyn on Sunday.
Earlier, when he claimed his 300th Test wicket, Ashwin grew to become the quickest bowler to take action, breaking former Australia paceman Dennis Lillee’s document in his 54 Test match.
India are eyeing a document 11th dwelling collection win in Test cricket. The quantity one-ranked Test staff is at the moment main the ICC Test Championship factors desk, due to a 2-Zero clear sweep in opposition to the West Indies, and can consolidate their place on the prime with one other Test victory.
Starting their dwelling collection in opposition to South Africa, India rode on a double century by opener Mayank Agarwal to submit 502 for seven after opting to bat. Agarwal scored 215 runs off 371 balls with the assistance of 23 boundaries and 6 sixes.
Rohit Sharma, batting on the prime of the order for the primary time in Test cricket, starred with a 176-run knock, together with 23 boundaries and 6 sixes.
Ashwin then led the bowling assault with seven wickets to assist India bowl out South Africa for 431 regardless of centuries by Dean Elgar and Quinton de Kock.
Rohit resumed his rhythm within the second innings with a formidable knock of 127 runs. He smashed 10 boundaries and 7 sixes in his 149-ball knock.
India set a tricky goal of 395 for South Africa, who have been 11/1 in 9 overs at stumps on Day 4.