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Ravichandran Ashwin makes History: Five-Wicket haul marks glorious 100th Test

Ravichandran Ashwin makes History: Five-Wicket haul marks glorious 100th Test

This five-wicket haul also sees Ravichandran Ashwin surpass Anil Kumble to become the Indian bowler with the most five-wicket hauls in Test cricket.

India vs England 5th Test, Day 3: Ravichandran Ashwin etched his name further into cricketing history today, claiming a five-wicket haul on Day 3 of his 100th Test match against England. This remarkable feat adds another chapter to Ashwin’s illustrious career and places him among the sport’s absolute legends.

Ben Foakes slog ends resistance, Ashwin celebrates

With England precariously placed at 113/5, Ben Foakes, known for his composed batting, uncharacteristically attempted a slog-sweep against Ravichandran Ashwin. The ball, tossed up outside off stump, deceived Foakes, ripping back in and clattering into his middle and leg stumps. This dismissal not only secured Ashwin’s five-wicket haul but also left England staring down the barrel of defeat.

Ravichandran Ashwin joins elite company in 100th Test

This five-wicket haul holds immense significance. Ashwin joins a prestigious group of bowlers – Shane Warne, Anil Kumble, and Muttiah Muralitharan – as the only ones to achieve this feat in their 100th Test match. The passionate celebrations from Ashwin’s family in the stands reflected the weight of this historic achievement.

Ashwin eyes memorable Ten-Wicket haul

With three wickets remaining in the England innings, Ashwin has a chance to further etch his name in history. The prospect of a ten-wicket haul in his 100th Test match is a tantalizing one, and all eyes will be on the Indian maestro as he looks to complete this incredible feat.

Ravichandran Ashwin in lead

This five-wicket haul also sees Ravichandran Ashwin surpass Anil Kumble to become the Indian bowler with the most five-wicket hauls in Test cricket. With 36 fifers in his 100 Tests, Ashwin continues to solidify his position as a modern-day great of the game.

The stage is set for a potentially historic conclusion to Day 3. Can Ashwin weave his magic once more and claim a ten-wicket haul in his 100th Test? Only time will tell.

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