Ravichandran Ashwin 2nd fastest Indian spinner after Anil Kumble to reach 150-wicket mark in ODIs

No Comments

first_imgRavichandran Ashwin became the second fastest Indian spinner to reach the 150 ODI wickets mark.Ashwin scalped Miguel Cummins in his last over of the match against West Indies which they won handsomely by 93 runs, as the Virat Kohli-led side took an 2-0 unassailable lead in the five-match ODI series.Chasing 252 on a slow track, West Indies never looked in the contention as the hosts were bowled out for 158 in the 38.1 overs.Ashwin floated the ball around middle and leg as Cummins failed to guide it on the leg side. He missed and Ashwin finished his 111th ODI match with figures of 3/28 along with a maiden.Kumble had taken just 106 matches to reach the same feat, of taking 150 wickets.  Ashwin in the last match, which was the second match of the series, took just one wicket for 47 runs.  He was back in his element bamboozling the Windies batsmen with his wily deliveries.He foxed captain Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse and lastly, Miguel Cummins to hand India the victory and the surety that they can’t lose the five-match series.He had been on a lean patch of sort, at least by his standards culminating in the ICC Champions League final against arch-rivals Pakistan, when he was wicketless, as he finished the tournament with just three wickets.He was not picked in the initial few matches of the tournament and played just three  official matches, with his best effort coming in a warm-up game against Bangladesh.Leading upto the tournament, Ashwin had taken a break from the Indian Premier League to recuperate from a long home season where he was instrumental in India putting up a good record.advertisementlast_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *