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Ashwin completed 409 career wickets in the fourth Test against England. He overtook West Indies legend Curtley Ambrose (405 wickets). Ashwin reached number 15 in the bowlers with the highest number of wickets. Also became the third highest wicket taker against England. He took 5 wickets in the second innings. He has taken five wickets in the innings for the 30th time.
Ashwin equals Kapil Dev and Bishan Singh
Ashwin overtook Kapil Dev and Bishan Singh Bedi among the highest wicket-taking Indians against England. Ashwin has taken 88 wickets against England so far. At the same time, Bedi and Kapil have taken 85-85 wickets.
Ashwin can also become the fourth highest wicket taker in international cricket. He has so far taken 608 wickets in all three formats (Test, ODI, T20). Anil Kumble (956 wickets), Harbhajan Singh (711 wickets), Kapil Dev (687 wickets) and Zaheer Khan (610 wickets) are ahead of him.
Ashwin took 2 wickets in the same over twice
Ashwin delivered 2 consecutive deliveries in the second innings of England on two consecutive balls. First, he caught Jack Crowley out for 5 by Ajinkya Rahane. Johnny Bairstow, who landed at number three, was caught out by Rohit Sharma on the first ball. However, he missed a hat-trick. After this, Ashwin sent Jack Leach and Daniel Lawrence to the pavilion in the 55th over and the England innings was included.
Akshar made the highest wicket-taker in the debut series
Akshar Patel became the highest wicket taker in the debut series. He took 27 wickets in this series. Earlier this record Sri Lanka Ajanta Mendis took 26 wickets against India in 2008.
Highest wicket in debut series
|Ajanta Mendis||Sri Lanka||26||India||2008|
|Ravichandran Ashwin||India||22||West indies||2011/12|
|Stuart clark||Australia||20||South Africa||2005/06|
Ashwin and Akshar hit half century of wickets in series
Ashwin took 32 wickets and Akshar took 27 wickets in this series. Both Ashwin and Akshar Patel together took 59 wickets against England. Ashwin took 9 wickets in both innings of the first Test, 8 in the second match and 7 in the third match and took 8 wickets in the last Test. At the same time, Akshar could not play the first match due to injury. While 7 wickets in both innings of the second match and 11 wickets in both innings of the third match were taken.
Highest LBW in a Test Series in India
|The series||Test||How many lbw||year|
|India vs England||4||37||2020/21 *|
|India vs West Indies||6||36||1983/84|
|India vs New Zealand||3||33||2016/17|
|India vs England||5||33||2016/17|
|India vs Australia||6||33||1979/80|
Ashwin twice India’s first bowler to take 30 plus wickets
Ashwin is the first Indian bowler to take 30+ wickets in a series twice in his career. He had earlier taken 31 wickets in 4 Tests in the series against South Africa in 2015/16. At the same time, Bishan Bedi, Kapil Dev, Harbhajan Singh, SP Gupte, MH Mankad and BS Chandrasekhar were able to take 30+ wickets in the series just once in their careers.
Virat could not open the account 2 times in a series for the second time.
Indian captain Virat Kohli bowled out for zero in the last Test against England. This is the second time in his Test career, when he was dismissed for 2 times in a series. Earlier in 2014 too, he was dismissed 2 times in a series. In the series against England, Virat was dismissed by Liam Plunkett and James Anderson in 2 Tests.
Stokes record better against Kohli
Stokes has dismissed Virat for the most number of times in a Test career. They have dismissed Virat 5 times so far. At the same time, Stokes dismissed Australia’s Michael Clarke 4 times.
Kohli out on zero for the 8th time, equals Dhoni
Like Virat, Dhoni has been out on zero as captain in the Test 8 times. The next time Virat gets out, Virat will become the Indian batsman who gets out on zero most times. Also, they will reach number three on the world level. Former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming (13 times) holds the top. At number two is former South African captain Graeme Smith (10 times).