Indian bowlers to take most 5-wicket hauls in Test cricket

After taking his 35th five-wicket haul, Ashwin has tied Anil Kumble for the most 5-wicket hauls in Test cricket by an Indian. He took 187 innings to do so, while the leg spinner needed 236 innings.

Ravichandran Ashwin (35)

India's highest-ever wicket-taker, Anil Kumble, has slipped to the second spot after Ashwin leveled him for his 35 five-wicket hauls in 49 fewer innings.

Anil Kumble (35)

India's best off-spineer prior to Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, has taken 25 five-wicket hauls in 103 matches (190 innings).

Harbhajan Singh (25)

India's greatest all-rounder, Kapil Dev, once held the record for most five-wicket hauls, having taken 23 of them in 131 matches (227 innings).

Kapil Dev (23)

Part of India's famous spin-bowling quartet, BS Chandrasekhar, has 16 five-wicket hauls in 58 matches (97 innings).

BS Chandrasekhar (16)

The former Indian skipper and legendary left-arm spinner, Bishan Singh Bedi, has 14 five-wicket hauls to his name in 67 matches (118 innings).

Bishan Singh Bedi (14)