Ashwin becomes India’s leading wicket-taker in home Tests

Written by Toshi Pawar

R Ashwin made history after he became India’s leading wicket-taker in Test cricket at home. With his 351st wicket in his 59th Test at home, Ashwin went past the legendary Anil Kumble.

Ashwin achieved the feat in the post-lunch session on Day 3 of the 4th Test against England at the JSCA International Complex in Ranchi.

Ashwin also became the 5th bowler after Muttiah Muralitharan, James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Kumble to pick up 350 or more Test wickets at home.

Ashwin equalled Kumble’s tally after dismissing Ben Duckett, after which he toppled him by dismissing Ollie Pope for a duck.

Earlier, Ashwin became the fastest Indian and the 2nd-fastest to the landmark of 500 wickets in Test cricket. The veteran accomplished the landmark in the 3rd Test at the Niranjan Shah Stadium in Rajkot.

He is also the 9th after Muralitharan, Shane Warne, Anderson, Broad, Kumble, Glenn McGrath, Courtney Walsh and Nathan Lyon to pick up 500 or more Test scalps.

Ashwin also became India’s leading wicket-taker in Tests between the 2 teams. He went past BS Chandrasekhar during the 2nd Test in Visakhapatnam.

Later, Ashwin became the second after Anderson to pick up 100 or more wickets in Test matches between India and England.

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