Ravichandran Ashwin has been a trump label for India for final one year when it comes to conquering rivals in Tests. So, when he returned with 3 wickets in a initial Test opposite England on a Rajkot representation that offering small assistance to spinners, it came as a surprise.
However, Ashwin was behind to his aged self in a second Test in Vizag as he returned with sum of 5/67 in a initial innings opposite England. Courtesy his display, India lead England by 298 runs during stumps on Day 3.
It was Ashwin’s 22nd five-wicket transport in 41 Tests and his initial opposite England. Barring Zimbabwe and Pakistan, a 30-year-old spinner now has a five-wicket transport opposite each country.
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar pronounced that a five-wicket transport opposite England was additional special. “He will delight a five-wicket transport opposite England for a prolonged time. He had to universe tough for it,” Gavaskar said.
The five-wicket transport also took Ashwin’s sum to 52 wickets Tests in 2016, dual behind Sri Lankan spinner Rangana Herath. He is also a second Indian bowler to take 50-plus wickets in dual uninterrupted years, after Harbhajan Singh (2001 and 2002).
With India heading England by 298 runs during a finish of Day 3, Gavaskar pronounced that a hosts should be aiming during a 450-plus total.
“India are now on tip opposite England in a second Test. However, it won;t be easy for them. India should give England a aim of during slightest 450,” Gavaskar said.