India has won the second match of the five-Test series against England. They won the match played in Visakhapatnam by 106 runs. With this victory, Team India leveled the series 1-1. England won the first match played in Hyderabad. Experienced spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took a total of three wickets in the second test for India. During this match he achieved a big achievement.
Ashwin has become the Indian bowler taking the most wickets against England. He left behind former spinner Bhagwat Chandrashekhar in this matter. Ashwin has taken 97 wickets in 21 test matches against England. Chandrashekhar took 95 wickets in 23 Test matches between 1964 and 1979. He broke Chandrashekhar's 45-year-old record by dismissing England's Ben Duckett. Now he is just three steps away from completing 100 wickets against the English team.
Ashwin had a chance to achieve a big feat by taking four wickets in Visakhapatnam. He could have become the second Indian bowler to take 500 wickets, but it did not happen. Now he has 499 wickets in his name in 97 Test matches. Now Ashwin will have to wait at least 10 days to complete 500 wickets. The third Test between India and England will be played in Rajkot from 15 February.
This is the second time in Test history that a bowler has reached the figure of 499 wickets after the end of the match. Earlier this had happened with Glenn McGrath. After the end of the Test against New Zealand in 2005, he had 499 wickets in his name. He later finished his career with 563 wickets.
The teams of India and England were all out in all four innings. India scored 396 runs in the first innings and 255 runs in the second innings. At the same time, England scored 253 runs in the first innings and 292 runs in the second innings. This is the first time in Test matches played in India that both the teams scored more than 250 runs in both their innings and were all out.
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