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News Ravichandran Ashwin Breaks Dennis Lillee's Record to Become Fastest to Pick 300 Test
11-27-2017, 01:56 PM
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Ravichandran Ashwin Breaks Dennis Lillee's Record to Become Fastest to Pick 300 Test
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New Delhi: India's spin spearhead Ravichandran Ashwin has added a freash feather into his already illustrious cap by becoming the fastest bowler to scalp 300 Test wicket in the second match against Sri Lanka at the Vidarbha Cricket Association stadium in Nagpur on Monday.

Ashwin scalped four wickets on the fourth day of the match as the visitors were bundled out for a paltry 166 all-out in their second innings, with the hosts winning the match by a massive margin of an innings and 239 runs.

With the help of his four wickets in the final innings, Ashwin entered the 'club 300' in the longest format of the game and he also became the fastest (54 Test) to do so. Ashwin broke the record of Australian legend Dennis Lillee, who achieved the feat in 56 Tests in 1981.

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Earlier, Ashwin also broke Lillee's record of fastest to 250 Test wickets as well in February 2017. Ashwin picked up 250 wickets in just 45 Tests while Lillee did so in 48. The 30-year-old became the second quickest bowler to reach 200 Test wickets when he surpassed Pakistan's Waqar Younis and Lillee in September 2016.

CricketNext takes a look at Ashwin’s major scalps:

1st Test wicket: Darren Bravo (West Indies)
50th Test wicket: Nick Compton (England)
100th Test wicket: Darren Sammy (West Indies)
150th Test wicket: Imran Tahir (South Africa)
200th Test wicket: Kane Williamson (New Zealand)
250th Test wicket: Mushfiqur Rahim (Bangladesh)
300th Test Wicket: Lahiru Gamage (Sri Lanka)

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