Ashwin becomes joint-fastest to 250 wickets at home, equals Muttiah Muralitharan’s feat

Ashwin achieved the feat when he cleaned up Mominul Haque for 37, shortly after lunch on day one of the first Test against Bangladesh in Indore.

R. Ashwin achieved yet another landmark on day one of the first India vs Bangladesh Test.   -  VIVEK BENDRE

India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, on Thursday, became the joint-fastest with Muttiah Muralitharan, to 250 Test wickets at home, getting there in 42 Tests. 

Ashwin achieved the feat when he cleaned up Mominul Haque for 37, shortly after lunch on day one of the first Test against Bangladesh in Indore.

Last month, Ashwin became the joint-fastest to take 350 wickets, matching Muralitharan’s feat in his 66th Test.

Ashwin, who had taken his 27th five-wicket haul in the first innings of the opening Test against South Africa, castled Theunis de Bruyn with one that turned back sharply from wide outside the off stump for his milestone wicket on day five in Visakhapatnam.

Fewest Tests to 250 wickets at home

42 M Muralitharan/ R Ashwin

43 Anil Kumble

44 Rangana Herath

49 Dale Steyn

51 Harbhajan Singh