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Ashwin Breaks Denis Lillee’s Record, Becomes Fastest Bowler To Reach 300 Test wickets

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Sri Lanka in India 3 Test Series 2017 2nd Test Match Result India beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 239 runs, R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja’s splendid spells helped the Indian cricket team thrash Sri Lanka by an innings and 239 runs to go 1-0 up in the three-match series.

In the method, Ashwin became the quickest bowler in taking a look at history to require three hundred wickets. Get highlights of Asian country vs state, ordinal take a look at Day four, Nagpur.

Ravichandran Ashwin’s best spree in international cricket continued as he became the fastest bowler to scalp 300takes a glance at wickets. The ace Indian tweaker must the milestone in India’s commanding convert state among the second take a glance at Nagpur. The off-spinner reached the milestone collaborating in merely his 54th match, breaking Australian pace legend Dennis Lillee’s record.

Australian fast bowling legend Lillee had reached the milestone in lvi take a glance at matches suggests that back in 1981 and it took 36 years for a further bowler to eclipse the record. Ashwin is in addition previous variety of the illustrious names, the administrative unit had completed the milestone in gait.

Among them square measure Muttiah Muralitharan (58 Tests), Richard Hadlee, Malcolm Marshall and valley Steyn (61 Tests each). Ashwin is merely the fifth Indian bowler to finish a career three hundred wickets in taking a look at cricket behind Anil Kumble (619), Kapil Dev (434), Harbhajan Singh (417) and Zaheer Khan (311).

The illustrious trio of Bishan Singh Bedi (266), Bhagwat Chandrasekhar (242) and Erapalli Prasanna (189) are way behind Ashwin.

“I really hope I can go on to double these 300 wickets, I have only played 50 Tests. It’s not easy bowling spin, it looks like you’re just ambling up. But there’s a lot behind it. We’ve bowled a lot of overs, me and Jaddu (Ravindra Jadeja). And the break has helped, I’m a lot fresher now comparatively,” Ashwin said.

“The carom ball was a good ball, I haven’t bowled many of those in the last 24 months,” he said referring to the ball with which he got his milestone.

“I have worked on different releases for it and now that we are traveling, I think I needed that extra bit. It has been a longer break than I’ve been used to over the last few years. But I did have a good stint in Worcester and I learned a lot of things.

His 300th victim was Lahiru Gamage who was bowled by a doosra. Ashwin has so far maintained a healthy average of25.15 run per wicket.

While Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan took 58 matches to reach the milestone, West Indies’ Malcolm Marshall took three more matches than him, as he reached the mark in just 61 innings.

Interestingly, South Africa’s Dale Steyn, too took the same number of matches as Marshall to reach the 300-wicket mark.

The elite list includes other former Indian bowlers, such as Anil Kumble (66 innings), Harbhajan Singh (72), Kapil Dev (83) and Zaheer Khan (89), all of him have taken 300 or more Test wickets.

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