Chennai: On the third day of the second Test match between India and England in Chennai, Ravichandran Ashwin played a blistering innings of 106 runs for Team India and made many big records.
On the pitch of Chennai, in which the batsmen of Team India were battling for runs in the second innings, Ravichandran Ashwin robbed the fans with great batting. Ravichandran Ashwin has scored a century in Tests after 4 years.
Ashwin’s century and 5 wickets in the same match (in Test matches)
2011 – 5/156 & 103 against West Indies
2016 – 7/83 & 113 Vs West Indies
2021 – 5/43 & 106 Vs England
Ashwin (Ravichandran Ashwin) had earlier scored a century in Antiga against the West Indies in 2016. Ashwin scored 113 runs in that match. Ashwin is doing well not only with the ball but also with the bat. In the second innings, when India needed runs the most, Ashwin (Ravichandran Ashwin) made a good partnership with Virat Kohli on the turning pitch and brought India into a strong position.
When Ashwin came to the crease, India’s score was 106 runs and his 6 wickets had fallen. Ashwin hit the 5th century of his career. Ashwin partnered 96 runs with Virat Kohli. Ashwin has 12 half-centuries and 5 centuries in Test cricket.
– BCCI (@BCCI) February 15, 2021
In the Chennai Test, Ashwin took 5 wickets in the first innings, while in the second innings he scored a magnificent century. With this, Ashwin has done the feat of scoring 5 wickets and a century in the same test match for the third time.
Record of most centuries and 5 wickets in a single match (in Test matches)
5 Ian Botham
3 Ravichandran Ashwin
2 Gary Sobers / Mushtaq Mohammed / Jack Kallis / Shakib Al Hasan
Ashwin is the second all-rounder in the world to score 5 wickets and a century in a single Test match. Former England all-rounder Ian Botham ranks first in this list. Ian Botham has done this feat 5 times.
In international Test cricket, he is 9 steps away from taking 400 wickets. Apart from this, he has also taken 268 Test wickets in India. He left behind Harbhajan Singh. Harbhajan has 265 Test wickets in India.