First Time In 92 Years: Ravichandran Ashwin Achieves Massive Feat In 100th Test

 

On Thursday, Ravichandran Ashwain, the seasoned spinner of the Indian cricket team, celebrated his 100th Test match by playing against England in the last match of a five match series in the capital Dharamshala on Thursday, which was a significant event. Ashwin recently became the 2nd India bowler ever to take 500 wickets in the lengthiest form of the sport and while he had taken the field for his 100th Test, he made history by becoming probably the oldest India cricket player to get the milestone. Overall, Ashwin became the 14th India cricketer to take part in 100 Tests although very first one to get it done right after celebrating his 37th birthday. Sunil Gavaskar led the list with 125 points followed by Dilip Venggsarkar 116 points followed by Kapil Dev 131 points followed by Sachin Tendulker with 200 points followed by Anil Kumble with 132 points followed by Rahul Dravid with 164 points followed by Sourav Ganguli with 113 points followed by VVS Laxman with 134 points followed by Harbhajan Singh with 103 points followed by Virat Kohli with 113 and Virat Kohl

Ashwin follows Geoffrey Boycott at 40 years, 254d, Clive Lloyd at 39 years, 241d, Graham Gooch at 39 years, 190d, Gordon Greenidge at thirty eight years, 346d and Younis Khan at 37 years, 208d in total as the sixth oldest cricketer playing his 100th Test match.

Kuldeep Yadav took five wickets to bundle out England for 218, with India’s batsmen starting strongly on a dominant opening day for the hosts in the fifth Test on Thursday.

Yadav returned figures of 5-72 and also, together with fellow spinner Ravichandran Ashwin who had taken 4 wickets in his historic 100th Test, bowled out the tourists in only 57.4 overs in the beautiful Dharamsala stadium.

At stumps, India had reached 135-1 and was 83 runs behind England.

Skipper Rohit Sharma, on 52, and Shubman Gill, on 26, were batting at the close of play after in-form Yashasvi Jaiswal fell for 57.

The left-handed Jaiswal looked assured until his departure as he smashed spinner Shoaib Bashir for three sixes in an over, and consolidated his position at the top of the series batting with 712 runs.

Bashir, a rookie off-spinner, got Jaiswal stumped to end a 104-run opening stand.

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Jaiswal, 22, went past 1,000 runs in just his 16th Test innings since his debut last year, becoming the second-quickest Indian to the mark after former batsman Vinod Kambli (14 innings).

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