On Day 1 of the ongoing first Test match between India and Australia at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur, veteran right-arm off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin of India displayed some of his well-known bowling prowess once more by dismissing three Australian batters. He also passed Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka as the second-fastest bowler to 450 wickets in Test matches.
Ashwin offered plenty of assistance to Ravindra Jadeja, who returned with a fantastic five-wicket haul and helped India restrict Australia to 177 in the first innings. As soon as Ashwin dismissed Australia’s Alex Carey, the wicket-keeper batsman, his name was added to the list of wicket-takers. Carey appeared to be a threat, but Ashwin took care of him to claim his 450th Test cricket scalp before he could force India to lose the match.
Muralitharan, a master of spin from Sri Lanka, became the first player to 100 Test cricket wickets. Muralitharan still maintains the record for most Test victories with 450 in just 80 games.
Pat Cummins, the captain of Australia’s Test team, ended up being Ashwin’s next victim. Virat Kohli, who was positioned at first slip, quickly snatched the outside half of Cummins’ willow with Ashwin’s third delivery in the 58th over.
The off spinner didn’t stop there; in order to reduce Australia to 177 and give the hosts a significant lead on Day 1 of the Nagpur Test, he went on to take his third wicket by tricking pacer Scott Boland with a carrom ball.
While everything was going on, Ravindra Jadeja emerged as the game’s most destructive bowler. He scored a stunning fifer upon his return to destroy Australia’s batting order and outperformed two of the country’s top batters in Marnus Labuschagne and Steven Smith.
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