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Superb Ravi Ashwin: Sartaj became the highest wicket taker in WTC 2021


Ravichandran Ashwin did wonders in the final of the World Test Championship being played between India and New Zealand. Ashwin took two wickets and gave Team India a great comeback in the match.

Sports Desk | Edited By : Pankaj Mishra | Updated on: 23 Jun 2021, 09:15:16 PM

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Most wickets in World Test Championship 2021: Ravichandran Ashwin did wonders in the final of the World Test Championship being played between India and New Zealand. Ashwin took two wickets and gave Team India a great comeback in the match. Along with taking two wickets, Ashwin became the most victim in the World Test Championship being played for two years. Ravichandran Ashwin has now taken 71 wickets and the match is still on. Earlier, the record of taking the most wickets was in the name of Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins. Cummins took 70 wickets. Now Ravichandran Ashwin has become the highest wicket-taker in the first World Test Championship. R Ashwin played 14 matches during this period and bowled in 26 innings.
Earlier, till the tea break, New Zealand had scored 19 runs without losing a wicket and now needed 120 runs to win. But after the tea break, captain Virat Kohli handed the ball to Ashwin and Ashwin did not disappoint him. Ashwin first dismissed Tom Latham and after that Devon Conway also got Team India back in the match. India’s second innings was reduced to 170 runs and taking a lead of 138 runs, the Kiwis set a target of 139 runs to win. Earlier, the Indian batting line-up failed in the second innings and none of their batsmen could play a big innings. None of the Indian batsmen could even score 50 runs. This was the first time since the Lord’s Test against England in 2018, that no Indian batsman could score a half-century.
Two days of play was completely washed away due to rain, due to which today the reserve day was kept. India today extended their innings by 64 runs for two wickets as Cheteshwar Pujara 12 and captain Virat Kohli started playing ahead by eight runs. However, Kohli could not stay at the crease for long and returned to the pavilion after scoring 13 runs off 29 balls off Kyle Jamieson. After Kohli’s departure, Pujara also became a victim of Jamieson. Pujara scored 15 runs in 80 balls with the help of two fours. Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane again formed a partnership with Rishabh Pant, but before this partnership took some big form, Trent Boult gave India the fifth blow by dismissing Rahane. After this the entire team of India went out.



First Published : 23 Jun 2021, 09:15:16 PM

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