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Ashwin quickest to 300 wickets, surpasses Lillee – BDCricTime

Ashwin quickest to 300 wickets, surpasses Lillee

India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has damaged an precisely 36-year-old document of changing into the quickest bowler ever to take 300 wickets in Tests.

Ashwin has finished his triple century with the ball in simply 54 fits. The document used to be in the past held via former Australia speedy bowler Dennis Lillee, who took 56 Tests to reach the feat. Ironically, he took his 300th wicket on 27th November, in 1981 in opposition to Pakistan in Brisbane. Muttiah Muralitharan (58 Tests) is the one different bowler to take 300 wickets in lower than 60 fits.

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Ashwin has bowled the fewest choice of balls to take 300 wickets, in 15363 balls, breaking Shane Warne’s 18501. He additionally has the second-best strike charge at 300 wickets a number of the sub-continental bowlers, 52.07. Waqar Younis had a strike charge of 42.04.

Ashwin made his Test debut in opposition to West Indies on November 6, 2011 and took a nine-wicket haul within the fit. He has taken 6 years and 12 days to whole 300 Test wickets, the second one quickest to accomplish that when it comes about time Warne took precisely 6 years. Kapil Dev (eight years and 80 days) used to be the quickest Indian.

Ashwin took four/67 and four/63 within the Nagpur Test in opposition to Sri Lanka to take India to an innings and 239-run victory.

 

-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com

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