Ravichandran Ashwin additionally registered 700 first-class wickets on Friday.© AFP
Veteran India all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin on Friday achieved a number of milestones on Day 1 of the second Take a look at towards Australia. Ashwin, who crossed the landmark of 450 Take a look at wickets within the final match, has now turn out to be solely the 2nd Indian bowler to select up 100 wickets in Checks towards Australia. The 34-year-old dismissed Alex Carey (0) to attain the feat. Former India captain Anil Kumble (111) is the one different bowler with 100 or extra scalps towards Australia within the longest format of the sport.
Ashwin additionally registered 700 first-class wickets. He achieved the feat after dismissing Marnus Labuschagne for 18.
Australia took Tea at 199-6 in New Delhi after the vacationers gained the toss and elected to bat of their bid to bounce again from their opening drubbing within the four-match sequence.
Opener Usman Khawaja placed on a key 59-run fifth-wicket stand with Peter Handscomb earlier than Ravindra Jadeja broke via along with his 250th Take a look at wicket.
Nevertheless it was all about Rahul’s acrobatics at level because the opener dived full stretch to his proper to seize the ball on a reverse sweep from Khawaja, who fell to his knees in disbelief.
Handscomb was batting on 36 with skipper Pat Cummins on 23 on the break at Arun Jaitley Stadium.
Khawaja stored up the batting cost after he acquired to his fifty earlier than lunch as he and Handscomb performed the spinners bravely on a turning pitch following Travis Head’s departure, for 12, quickly after lunch.
Within the first session, off-spinner Ashwin struck twice in a single over, taking Marnus Labuschagne for 18 and Steve Smith for a duck to place the vacationers in bother.
David Warner, who scored one and 10 in Nagpur within the first Take a look at, was the primary to go, for 15, after he acquired his first runs on the twenty first ball he confronted. He fell to quick bowler Mohammed Shami.
The hosts have not misplaced a Take a look at on the venue — beforehand referred to as Feroz Shah Kotla — since 1987.
(With AFP Inputs)
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