Stats: Ravichandran Ashwin overtakes Harbhajan Singh with 26th Test five-wicket haul

first_imgIndia off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin reached yet another milestone on Saturday as he bagged his 26th five-wicket haul in the ongoing second Test against Sri Lanka at Colombo.In reply to India’s first innings total of 622-9 declared, Sri Lanka resumed on 50-2 and lost their remaining eight wickets in the extended morning session to concede a 439-run first innings lead. Niroshan Dickwella top-scored for the hosts with a breezy 51.Ashwin ended up with figures of 5/69 in 16.4 overs. Fast bowler Mohammed Shami bowled superbly for figures of 2/13 while left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja returned 2/84. Fast bowler Umesh Yadav also bagged a wicket.Most 5 wkt hauls after 51 Tests26 R Ashwin20 Waqar Younis19 Ian Botham#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 5, 2017Most wickets after 51 Tests284* – R Ashwinnext best: 269 – Dennis Lillee* one more inns remain#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 5, 2017It was Ashwin’s 26th five-wicket haul in his 51st Test match and he has now gone past compatriot Harbhajan Singh, who took 103 Tests to complete 25 five-fors. Anil Kumble, with 35 five-wicket hauls, leads the list of Indian bowlers.Ashwin has most number of five-wicket hauls and also has more wickets (284) than any other bowler after 51 Tests.Most times 5 wkt hauls for India in Tests35 Anil Kumble (132 Tests)26 R Ashwin (51)25 Harbhajan Singh (103)23 Kapil Dev (131)#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 5, 2017Ashwin’s spin-bowling partner Jadeja also went past a significant milestone in this match as he took his 150th wicket in the longest format when he dismissed Dhananjaya de Silva in the 35th over. The left-arm spinner is the second quickest to reach the landmark behind Ashwin. Jadeja is playing in his 32nd Test match while Ashwin achieved the feat in just 29 matches.advertisementFastest to 150 Test wkts by spinners28 – C Grimmett29 – H Tayfield/S Ajmal/R Ashwin31 – S McGill/S Warne32 – Ravindra Jadeja#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 5, 2017Fewest Tests to 150 wktsby Indian left arm spinners…32 Ravindra Jadeja40 Vinoo Mankad41 Bishan Bedi78 Ravi Shastri#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 5, 2017Overall Jadeja is the fourth quickest bowler to take 150 scalps while Ashwin is joint-second with Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal and South Africa Hugh Tayfield. But Jadeja is the quickest to reach the mark among left-arm bowlers.150 wickets for Ravindra Jadeja in Tests. Among ALL left-arm bowlers Jadeja is the quickest to reach this mark (in 32 Tests).#SLvIND- Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) August 5, 2017Jadeja’s first wicket of Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal was his 100th under (in 19 Tests) Virat Kohli’s captaincy. Ashwin has taken 163 wickets in 27 matches with Kohli as skipper.last_img read more

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