It was a day dominated by the Indian bowlers in Hyderabad towards England on the opening day of the first Test on Thursday, January 25. England skipper Ben Stokes did management the injury for a bit with a counter-attacking knock of 70 runs however the trio of R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel proved to be too good for the guests’ batting line-up. While Jasprit Bumrah ended the innings with Stokes’ wicket, it was the duo of Jadeja and Ashwin that picked three wickets every and the latter scripted historical past on Thursday.
With three scalps, Ashwin grew to become the first Indian bowler to take 150 wickets in World Test Championship (WTC) historical past and third total. Nathan Lyon (171*) and Pat Cummins (169*) are the opposite two bowlers with 150-plus wickets in WTC historical past however Ashwin has develop into the fastest bowler to achieve the feat in simply 58 innings.
Most wickets in WTC historical past
Nathan Lyon – 171 wickets in 73* innings
Pat Cummins – 169 wickets in 73* innings
R Ashwin – 151 wickets in 58* innings
Mitchell Starc – 141 wickets in 68* innings
Stuart Broad – 134 wickets in 63 innings
Fastest to 150 wickets in WTC historical past (innings)
58 – R Ashwin
62 – Nathan Lyon
67 – Pat Cummins
Ashwin with three scalps additionally took his wickets tally forward to 493 and now could be simply seven away from the milestone of 500 wickets. Ashwin will develop into solely the second Indian to get to the landmark after Anil Kumble.
India responded strongly with the bat as they overtook England’s rating on Day 2 with six wickets nonetheless within the kitty. KL Rahul with an unbeaten fifty remains to be on his merry means after a quickfire begin offered by Yashasvi Jaiswal up on the prime.