Ashwin’s move towards becoming a new world champion in Tests, breaking Kapil Paji’s record
Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023 third test match between India vs Australia is being played. India got off to a poor start in the Test being played at Indore from Wednesday (March 1). However, after the Australian team came out to bat, the Indian bowlers shone on the second day of the Test. Experienced spinner R Ashwin created a record by taking 3 wickets. Also, Kapil Dev was outdone.
It happened that the Indian team won the toss and decided to bat. This time, India scored only 109 runs in the first innings in 33.2 overs, losing 10 wickets. Chasing this challenge, when Australia came into bat, they had scored 186 runs for the loss of 4 wickets by the end of the first day’s play. These 4 wickets were taken by India’s all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. Then on the next day when Australia came out to bat, they could score only 11 runs. They were bowled out for 197 with the loss of 6 wickets. Out of these 6 wickets, 3 wickets were taken by Umesh Yadav and 3 wickets by R Ashwin.
Ashwin created a special record by taking 3 wickets. Ashwin became the third highest wicket-taker for India in international cricket. He even surpassed Kapil Dev in this record. Kapil Paji has 687 wickets, while Ashwin has 689 wickets to his name. (Most international wickets for India R Ashwin overtake Kapil Dev)
Anil Kumble tops the bowlers who have taken most international wickets for India. He has taken 953 wickets. Harbhajan Singh is second after him. Harbhajan has taken 707 wickets to his name. Apart from this, Kapil Paji is at the fourth position and has taken 687 wickets. Also, on the fifth position is fast bowler Zaheer Khan who has taken 597 international wickets.
18 wickets needed to break Harbhajan’s record
Harbhajan Singh holds the record of 707 wickets behind R Ashwin. Ashwin needs 18 more wickets to cross this milestone.
Bowlers with most international wickets taken by India
953 wickets- Anil Kumble
707 wickets- Harbhajan Singh
689 wickets- R Ashwin
687 wickets- Kapil Dev
597 wickets- Zaheer Khan
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