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R Ashwin Equals Muralitharan’s Record With 350th Test Wicket

Ravichandran Ashwin equalled Muttiah Muralitharan’s record in Test cricket on Sunday.

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Ravichandran Ashwin is just one wicket away from equalling legendary Sri Lankan bowler Muttiah Muralitharan’s record in Test cricket.
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Ace Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin equalled legendary Sri Lankan bowler Muttiah Muralitharan's record in Test cricket on the fifth day of the series opener against South Africa on Sunday, 6 October.

Ashwin, who picked up seven wickets in the first innings of the ongoing Test against South Africa at the ACA-VDCA Stadium in Visakhapatnam, became the joint-fastest to 350 Test wickets as he removed Theunis de Bruyn for 10.

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The 33-year-old has now far picked 350 Test wickets which include 27 five-wicket hauls, in 66 Test matches. Muralitharan, who holds the record for being the leading wicket-taker in the longest format of the game with 800 scalps to his name, had also reached the 350-wicket milestone in his 66th Test match against Bangladesh in 2001.

Former Indian leg-spinner Anil Kumble had taken 77 Tests to take 350 wickets.

Ashwin made his Test debut in 2011 and since then has been an integral part of the Indian set-up, especially in red-ball cricket.

However, he was not included in the two-match series in the West Indies in which India made a clean sweep to register their first points in the ongoing ICC World Test Championship.

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