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Ind vs Eng: Ashwin becomes first Indian and only second cricketer to pick five-wicket haul and hit century most times in Test


Ind vs Eng: Ashwin becomes first Indian and only second cricketer to pick five-wicket haul and hit century most times in Test- Ravi Chandran Ashwin gave a sheer testament of his prowess with both the ball and his willow as he went on to script a unique milestone. Ashwin has become the first Indian and only the second cricketer in the world after Ian Botham to score a century and register a fifer most times (3 times) in a Test match.

Out of his three times, Ashwin has achieved the feat twice against West Indies – in 2011 and 2016 while his latest milestone came in the ongoing India vs England 2nd Test in Chennai.

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100 & 5-er in same Test for Ashwin

2011 vs WI (Mumbai)
2016 vs WI (Antigua)
2021 vs Eng (Chennai)

Hitting a century & taking a five-for in the same Test most times

Ian Botham – 5 times
Ravi Ashwin- 3 times
Shakib Al Hasan – 2 times
Jacques Kallis – 2 times

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After India lost quick wickets in their second innings, Ashwin’s came to the rescue. He and Virat Kohli put up a 96-run stand for the seventh wicket as India got an edge over the visitors on Day 3 of Ind vs Eng 2nd Test. The hosts have neared their lead to 400 runs in their bid to level the series 1-1. A win will boost India’s place in the ICC Test Championship table. The right-arm-spinner had earlier helped India save the Sydney Test match in Australia earlier this year.



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