Ravichandran Ashwin First-Ever Bowler To Dismiss 200 Left-Handers In Tests

Chennai: Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin today became the first bowler to dismiss 200 left-handed batsmen in Test cricket.

The 34-year-old achieved the feat on the second day of the second Test against England in Chennai on Sunday.

Ashwin also registered his 29th five-wicket haul in Test cricket, equalling former Australian pacer Glenn McGrath’s tally on the all-time list. Ashwin and McGrath occupy the joint-seventh spot in the list.

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While former Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan holds the second spot on the list of bowlers, England pacer James Anderson is placed third on the list. Legendary Australian cricketers Shane Warne and McGrath occupy the fourth and fifth spot on the list.

Ashwin also joined an elite list when he went past former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh to register the most number of wickets on home soil on Day 2 of the 2nd Test between India and England in Chennai.

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