Senior India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin registered a 10-wicket haul on Saturday during day three of the first Test against West Indies played at Windsor Park in Dominica.
This was Ashwin’s eighth 10-for in Test cricket, equalling former India captain Anil Kumble’s record for most 10-wicket hauls for India in Tests.
Ashwin reached the feat with the wicket of Rahkeem Cornwall in the 47th over, while the latter gave his catch to Shubman Gill at forward short-leg.
The 36-year-old took seven wickets in the second innings to record his 34th five-wicket haul in Test cricket, tying him on fifth with Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath for the most fifers in Tests.
He finished the innings with a figure of 21.3-7-71-7 to lead India to an innings and 141-run victory over West Indies in just three days.
The legendary spinner now also holds the distinction of recording the best-ever bowling figures of 46-13-131-12 by an Indian in a Test match in the Caribbean.
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Earlier, the off-spinner also took five wickets in the first innings to help India dismiss West Indies for 150.
Ashwin also completed 700 wickets in international cricket in the Test during day one with the wicket of Alzarri Joseph in the 53rd over of the first innings.
He became the third Indian after Kumble and Harbhajan Singh, and 17th overall to get to the milestone.
He also achieved the rare distinction of getting the wickets of both father and son in his illustrious Test career when he dismissed Tagenarine Chanderpaul on the opening day.
Ashwin, who had made his Test debut in 2011 in New Delhi, had dismissed Tagenarine’s father Shivnarine during his maiden appearance in the longest format.
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