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Ashwin makes unique record with 32 wickets

 Sports Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 07:09 PM, 6 March 2021  

Ashwin makes unique record with 32 wickets

Ashwin makes unique record with 32 wickets

After becoming the fastest Indian to 400 Test wickets in the previous Test, Ashwin on Saturday became the first Indian cricketer to pick 30 or more wickets in a Test series on two separate occasions.

Ashwin, who picked up his 30th five-wicket haul in England’s second innings to once again play a crucial role in India’s thumping win by innings and 25 runs in the fourth Test, finished the four-match series with 32 scalps to his name. India won the series 3-1 after beating the visiting team by an innings and 25 runs in the last and fourth innings. Which also paved the way to qualify for World Test Championship (WTC) final.
 
This is also the most wickets Ashwin has taken in a series. He surpassed his 31 wicket-tally against South Africa in 2015.

Bishan Singh Bedi, Harbhajan Singh, BS Chandrasekhar, Kapil Dev are some of the former India stars to have taken more than 30 wickets in a single Test series.

It was Ashwin who started things for India when he picked up two wickets – Zak Crawley and Jonny Bairstow in his first over of the second innings.

He then gave England a body blow by trapping their captain Joe Root in front.

It was only fitting when he experienced off-spinner finished off the game by keeping up the last two England wickets – Jack Leach and Dan Lawrence. He finished with figures of 5/47 in the second innings.

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