In Cricket, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has become the first player in the 143-year history of Test cricket to take 200 wickets against left-handed batsmen. He achieved the feat during the second day of India’s second Test against England at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, his home ground.
Fast bowler Stuart Broad was the 200th left-hander to be dismissed by Ashwin. Ashwin has picked 391 wickets in his career so far and 51.2 per cent of his scalps have come against left-handers. His bowling average against left-handers is 19.55 and 31.24 against right-handed batsmen.
Yesterday, Ashwin took a five-wicket haul, his second consecutive fifer, as India dismissed England for 134 after scoring 329. The second most successful bowler in Test cricket against left-handed batsmen is Sri Lankan Muttiah Muralitharan. He has dismissed left-handers 191 times out of his world-record 800 Test wickets.