New Delhi. Indian team off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin became the first bowler to dismiss left-handed batsmen 200 times in the history of Test cricket. Ashwin achieved this feat on Sunday, the second day of the second Test match against England. Ashwin achieved this feat by dismissing left-handed batsman Stuart Broad.
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Ashwin has taken 391 wickets in his career with 51.2% wickets against left-handed batsmen. He averages 19.55 per cent against left-handed batsmen and 31.24 per cent against right-handed batsmen.
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Before Ashwin, Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka has dismissed left-handed batsmen 191 times. England fast bowler James Anderson has bowled 190 and Australia fast bowler Glenn McGrath has dismissed left-handed batsmen 172 times in his career.
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Ashwin also became the second highest wicket taker for India at home. He achieved this feat by leaving behind Harbhajan Singh. Harbhajan has taken 265 wickets for India at home ground while Ashwin has taken 268 wickets so far.
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