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Highest wicket taker in Test cricket: Ravi Ashwin goes past Dale Steyn

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Highest wicket taker in Test cricket: Ravichandran Ashwin has shattered a number of records in the last couple of years in the longest format of the game. The senior Indian off-spinner did exceedingly well in different pressure situations and also made a comeback into the white-ball formats. The M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru is currently hosting its first-ever day-night Test match between India and Sri Lanka.

Highest wicket taker in Test cricket: Ravi Ashwin goes past Dale Steyn

After overtaking the legendary Kapil Dev’s tally of 434 Test wickets, Ravichandran Ashwin has now gone past former South African speedster Dale Steyn. Ashwin has now taken a fantastic total of 441 wickets from as many as 86 Test matches at an average of 24.23 that also includes 30 five-wicket hauls. The Indian off-spinner achieved the feat when he dismissed Sri Lankan vice-captain Dhananjaya de Silva on Day 3 of the second Test match. The 35-year-old has now become the 8th highest wicket-taker in Test cricket.

Ravi Ashwin is now the second highest wicket-taker in Test matches for India. However, it will probably take a long time for him to go past Courtney Walsh’s outstanding tally of 519 Test wickets.

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Highest wicket taker in Test cricket

Player Team Wickets Matches
Muttiah Muralitharan Sri Lanka 800 133
Shane Warne Australia 708 145
James Anderson England 640 169
Anil Kumble India 619 132
Glenn McGrath Australia 563 124
Stuart Broad England 537 152
Courtney Walsh West Indies 519 132
Ravichandran Ashwin India 441 86
Dale Steyn South Africa 439 93
Kapil Dev India 434 131

 

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Things have been really tough for the visiting Sri Lanka team in this India tour so far as they first suffered a whitewash in the T20I series and then witnessed a massive innings loss during the first Test match in Mohali. After India scored 252 runs in the first innings of the second Test, the Lankan batsmen once again crumbled under the lights and eventually got bowled out for a paltry total of 109 runs. Shreyas Iyer smashed a remarkable 92 runs in the first innings and also recorded a fine fifty during the second innings as India declared with a score of 303 for 9.

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While chasing a mammoth fourth innings target of 447 runs, Sri Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne showed an excellent fight as he notched a fabulous century on Day 3. But still the visitors got bowled out for 208 runs and eventually lost the second Test by a massive margin of 238 runs. India once again whitewashed Sri Lanka 2-0 this time in the Test series.

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