IND vs ENG, 2nd Check: Ravichandran Ashwin registered his twenty ninth five-wicket haul in Check cricket on Day 2.© Twitter
Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Sunday grew to become the primary bowler to dismiss 200 left-handed batsmen in Check cricket. Ashwin achieved the distinctive distinction on Day 2 of the second Check between India and England. The 34-year-old additional registered his twenty ninth five-wicket haul in Check cricket, equalling former Australian pacer Glenn McGrath’s tally on the all-time listing. Ashwin and McGrath occupy the joint-seventh spot within the listing. “What a spell from R Ashwin! He claimed his twenty ninth Check five-wicket haul – the joint-seventh within the all-time listing with Glenn McGrath,” learn the caption on a tweet from ICC’s official account, acknowledging the achievement.
What a spell from R Ashwin!
— ICC (@ICC) February 14, 2021
Former Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan holds the second spot on the listing of bowlers, with most left-handed victims in Checks. Muralitharan has accounted for 191 dismissals. England pacer James Anderson is positioned third on the listing, having taken 190 such wickets to date.
Legendary Australian cricketers Shane Warne and McGrath occupy the fourth and fifth spot on the listing, with 172 dismissals apiece.
Ashwin additional surpassed fellow spinner Harbhajan Singh on the listing of bowlers who’ve registered the best dismissals in Check cricket in India. The 34-year-old — who has taken 268 wickets at residence now — jumped to the second spot on the listing, pushing Harbhajan who has accounted for 265 dismissals in 55 matches to the third spot.
Anil Kumble leads the listing nonetheless, having claimed 350 scalps in India.
The second Check between India and England is being held on the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The opening Check between the 2 nations was equally held on the identical venue, with the guests rising victorious by a sizeable margin of 227 runs.