Team India’s star spinner R Ashwin broke a huge record of former Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan as he took the wicket of Josh Hazlewood in the second innings of the Melbourne Test against Australia. The record of dismissing the most left-handed batsmen in Test cricket was recorded in the name of Muralitharan, but now this record has been recorded in the name of Ashwin. Ashwin has taken a total of 375 wickets in Test cricket, of which 192 batsmen have been left handers. Talking about Muralitharan, he took a total of 800 wickets in Test cricket, including 191 left-handed batsmen.
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On the fourth day of the second Test match of the four-Test Border-Gavaskar series between India and Australia, India bundled Australia’s second innings for 200 runs. R Ashwin took three wickets in the first innings and two in the second innings. Ashwin dismissed Australia’s second innings by dismissing Hazlewood. England’s fast bowler James Anderson is third in terms of dismissing the left-most batsmen in Test cricket, dismissing 186 left-handed batsmen out of a total of 600 wickets.
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The list includes former Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath (172/563) at number four and Shane Warne of Australia at number five (172/708). At number six is former India captain Anil Kumble (167/619). The funny thing is that among these six bowlers, Ashwin is the only one who has taken less than 400 Test wickets so far. Barring Ashwin and James Anderson, the remaining four bowlers have also retired from international cricket.