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Ashwin beats Harbhajan to become India's 3rd-highest wicket-taker in Tests

India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Monday surpassed Harbhajan Singh to become the country's third-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket.

R Ashwin | Harbhajan Singh | Test Cricket


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India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Monday surpassed to become the country's third-highest wicket-taker in

Ashwin scalped the wicket of Tom Latham (52) on the ongoing Day 5 of the first Test against New Zealand and hence he achieved the feat.

The off-spinner had equalled Harbhajan's tally of 417 wickets on Sunday after he dismissed Will Young on Day 4.

Ashwin has so far taken 30 five-wicket hauls in his career.

In the first innings of the ongoing Test, Ashwin had taken three wickets while Axar Patel took five.

Nightwatchman Will Somerville and opening batter Tom Latham held the fort as New Zealand did not lose a single wicket in the opening session of Day 5 of the ongoing first Test against India here at Green Park, Kanpur on Monday.

At lunch break, New Zealand's score read 79/1 with the visitors still needing 205 more runs for the win. Somerville and Latham are currently unbeaten at the crease.

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First Published: Mon, November 29 2021. 14:10 IST