“Ash Anna supremacy!”- Twitter reacts as Ravichandran Ashwin becomes second Indian bowler to scalp 100 Test wickets against Australia

Before Ashwin, India great Anil Kumble became the first bowler to take 100 wickets against Australia. Ashwin, who has now 100 wickets, will soon overtake Kumble's 111 scalps.


“Ash Anna supremacy!”- Twitter reacts as Ravichandran Ashwin becomes second Indian bowler to scalp 100 Test wickets against Australia

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India’s veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin became the second Indian to scalp 100 Test wickets against Australia. He reached the feat after scalping the wicket of Alex Carey on Day 1 of the second Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy on Friday (February 17) at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi.

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Ashwin first trapped Marnus Labuschagne on the fourth ball of the 23rd over and then went on to dismiss Steve Smith for a duck off two balls on the sixth ball. In the second session, the 36-year-old dismissed Carey when the latter gave away his wicket owing to an easy catch at slip by Virat Kohli.

Before Ashwin, India great Anil Kumble became the first bowler to take 100 wickets against Australia. Ashwin, who has now 100 wickets, will soon overtake Kumble’s 111 scalps.

Check how Twitter reacted to Ashwin’s achievement: 

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Ravichandran Ashwin becomes the 15th bowler to scalp 100 wickets against Australia 

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Ravichandran Ashwin

Talking about the most wickets for India against an opposition, after Kumble and Ashwin, Kapil Dev is third on the list with 99 wickets against Pakistan, followed by BS Chandrashekhar’s 95 versus England. Harbhajan Singh sits in the fifth position with 95 scalps against Australia.

Ashwin has now become the 15th bowler to complete 100 Test wickets against Australia. Former England captain Ian Botham is at the top with 148 scalps off 36 Tests.

In the first Test, Ashwin was the wrecker-in-chief for tumbling Australia in the second innings. During the first Test, he also completed his 450 wickets in Test, and right now, he has a tally of 460 scalps in the longest format from 169 Test innings with the best figures of 7/59. He recently became the No.2 Test bowler in Tests and is just 21 points behind Aussie skipper Pat Cummins.

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Meanwhile, Australia, after winning the toss, have reached 227/7 at the time of writing this article. Usman Khawaja top-scored so far with 81 runs, before he was trapped by Ravindra Jadeja.

Apart from Khawaja, Peter Handscomb also completed his half-century. He and Todd Murphy are at the crease playing at 54* and zero respectively. Among the Indian bowlers, Ashwin scalped three, and Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami picked up two wickets each. Jadeja has also completed his 250 scalps in Test cricket.

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