Ravichandran Ashwin surpasses Anil Kumble to record most five-wicket home hauls | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Ravichandran Ashwin proved to be the lone bright spot for India in their forgettable outing so far in the fourth and final test against Australia at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Top Test bowler Ashwin took his 32nd five-wicket haul in Test cricket with the dismissal of Tod Murphy in the post tea session on the second day.
In the process, Ashwin surpassed the legendary Anil Kumble’s record of 25 five-wicket hauls at home. The off spinner went on to take his sixth wicket in the form of Nathan Lyons as Australia bowled for a whopping 480 in their first innings.

This is Ashwin’s second five-wicket-haul of the series after he took 5/37 to help India record an innings victory against Australia in the First Test at Nagpur.
Ashwin is now behind legendary Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan by 45 to a five wicket haul at home.
After a barren morning session, Ashwin dismissed Cameron Green and Alex Carey (0) in four ball space, before disposing of Mitchell Starc (6).

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Usman Khawaja top-scored for the tourists with a majestic 180, while Cameron Green (114) recorded his maiden Test hundred.


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