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R Ashwin Is All Set To Break Record of Anil Kumble At Dharamsala

By Akanksha - March 05, 2024 04:18 PM

With an unstoppable 3-1 lead over England in the five-match series, India has already secured the Test series. The hosts will look to solidify their top spot in the World Test Championship standings with a victory in the fifth and final Test, which gets underway on March 7 at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala.

In addition to securing the win in Dharamsala, there are other milestones to examine. Most notably, Ravichandran Ashwin became the first Indian to surpass the record of five-wicket hauls in Test matches, surpassing the great spinner Anil Kumble.

The 37-year-old Ashwin will play in his 100th Test match at Dharamsala. In the third Test in Rajkot, he broke the 500-wicket mark, becoming just the second Indian player to do so. Now, he'll try to surpass Kumble's record of 35 five-wicket innings.


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With one more five-for in Dharamsala, Ashwin would surpass the seasoned Indian spinner, who now has 35 in Test matches.

On the list of players with the most five-wicket hauls in Test cricket, Muttiah Muralitharan (67), Shane Warne (37), and Sir Richard Hadlee (36) are the names above Ashwin.

Regarding the location, the Chennai outfielder took four wickets with a best of 3/29 in his lone Test match against Australia in 2017.

Most five-wicket hauls in Test cricket

Player Number of Five-wicket Hauls Matches Played
Anil Kumble 35 132
Ravichandran Ashwin 35 99
Harbhajan Singh 25 103
Kapil Dev 23 131
BS Chandrasekhar 16 58

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