Ashwin made history and Becomes India’s Highest Wicket Taker

In the ongoing Test against England at Vizag, senior Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has etched his name in history by becoming India’s highest wicket-taker against England in Tests. Surpassing BS Chandrasekhar’s previous record of 95 wickets, Ashwin now holds the top spot with an impressive tally of 97 wickets. This achievement places him ahead of other notable bowlers like Anil Kumble, Bishan Singh Bedi, Kapil Dev, and Ishant Sharma.

The second Test seems to be heading towards a potential Indian victory. Starting the day at 67/1, England faced a challenging session, losing five wickets by lunch, with the score at 194/6. Ashwin played a pivotal role by securing two crucial wickets – Ollie Pope (23 off 21 balls) and Joe Root (16 off 10 balls).

The momentum continued as Akshar Patel claimed the wicket of night watchman Rehan Ahmed (23 off 31 balls). Ashwin’s experience shone through with two additional dismissals, bringing the England innings to 194/4 by lunch, with contributions from Jack Crawley (73 off 132 balls) and Jonny Bairstow (26 off 36 balls).

Despite the English batsmen attempting to stabilize, India made a strong comeback, securing wickets in successive overs. Crawley was dismissed by Kuldeep Yadav after a successful review, and Bairstow fell to Bumrah. With Ben Stokes at the crease, England requires 205 runs for victory. The match promises an exciting finish.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Ravichandran Ashwin’s Record-breaking Performance

What record did Ravichandran Ashwin achieve in the ongoing Test against England?

Ravichandran Ashwin became India’s highest wicket-taker against England in Tests, surpassing BS Chandrasekhar’s previous record of 95 wickets. Ashwin now holds the top spot with an impressive tally of 97 wickets.

Who are the other Indian bowlers with significant wicket hauls against England in Tests?

Following Ashwin, the notable Indian bowlers with substantial wicket hauls against England are BS Chandrasekhar (95), Anil Kumble (92), Bishan Singh Bedi (85), Kapil Dev (85), and Ishant Sharma (67).

How did the second Test progress, and what role did Ashwin play in the match?

In the second Test, India is moving towards victory. By lunch on the fifth day, England was 194/6. Ashwin played a pivotal role by securing crucial wickets, contributing to England’s challenging situation.

Which wickets did Ashwin take during the second Test against England?

Ashwin took the wickets of Ollie Pope (23 off 21 balls) and Joe Root (16 off 10 balls) during the session before lunch on the fifth day of the second Test.

What is the target for England to win in the second Test, and how many runs are needed?

England requires 205 runs for victory in the second Test against India, with Ben Stokes at the crease.

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