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Ashwin pips Harbhajan, becomes India’s 3rd highest wicket-taker in Test history

Ashwin has also scalped 150 wickets in 111 ODIs and is the third-highest wicket-taker for India in T20Is with 61 wickets in 51 matches.

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Kanpur: Finger spinner Ravichandran Ashwin here on Monday became the third-highest wicket-taker for India in Test cricket after he bagged his 418th wicket.

Ashwin went past Harbhajan Singh after he sent back Tom Latham in the post-lunch session on the final day of the first Test match against New Zealand played at Green Park Stadium.

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Harbhajan has taken 417 wickets in 103 Tests by bagging a five-wicket haul 25 times in an innings and a 10-wicket haul five times.

Ashwin now is behind legendary Kapil Dev, who claimed 434 wickets and Anil Kumble 619.

He also became the 13th highest Test wicket-taker of all time. He pipped Pakistan great Wasim Akram (414).

The Chennai star’s 418 wickets have come in 80 Tests at a strike rate of 52.4 and average of 24.56. Not only this, he has contributed with his bat. No wonder, he has five centuries under his belt. Ashwin has scored 2,685 runs at an average of 27.68.

Ashwin has also scalped 150 wickets in 111 ODIs and is the third-highest wicket-taker for India in T20Is with 61 wickets in 51 matches.

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