World No. 1 Test bowler Ravichandran Ashwin added another feat to his credit as he went past legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev to become the third-highest wicket-taker for India across all three formats of the game. He achieved the feat on the second day of the ongoing third Test match between India and Australia at the Holkar Cricket Stadium on Friday.
The veteran India off-spinner got the wicket of Alex Carey, dismissing him leg before wicket (LBW) to take his tally of international wickets to 688, his 347th innings, surpassing the country’s World Cup-winning captain. Happened. Representing the country, he took 687 wickets in 448 innings.
However, it is pertinent to note that while Dev has only played Test matches and ODIs, Ashwin has taken 72 wickets in all three formats of the game in the longest format with 466 scores in 171 innings, apart from 151 ODI wickets. Shortest format of the game.
Only Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh now have more wickets for India across formats than Ashwin. While Kumble ended his career with 953 wickets in 499 innings, Harbhajan took 707 international wickets in 442 innings.
India needs Ashwin-Jadeja special in fourth innings of Indore Test
Talking about the Indore Test match, India will need Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja in particular, who will not be ready to defend much in the third Test. After opting to bat first, India were bowled out for 109 runs. In reply, Australia scored 197 to take an 88-run lead.
On a track that offered brisk spin from the first session of day one, only India’s Cheteshwar Pujara managed to offer some real resistance, scoring a half-century before eventually being dismissed for 59 off his 142 balls. With his wicket, India are in danger of setting Australia a target of less than 100 runs with more than 3 days remaining in the Test matches.