On day four of the first test against England, Ashwin fired England opener Rory Burns from the very first ball of the second inning, caught by Ajinkya Rahane in the slips, to become only the third spinner in 134 years of history. of the game to earn this rare distinction.
The last time this happened was when South African spinner Bert Vogler fired Englishman Tom Hayward in a test match at the Oval in 1907. It was the first ball of the match.
The first spinner to achieve the feat was Yorkshire’s left arm spinner Bobby Peel in an Ashes Test match in 1888.
“The first innings became such a toil for us that we kept hoping for a wicket to come up. So when I got one on the first ball in the second inning I was so happy. didn’t know it was a record. Once I got there the team management told me it had happened after 100 years, ”Ashwin told Ishant Sharma on bcci.tv.
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“I should thank Virat because I knew you (Ishant) were supposed to be bowling, but Virat told me you go ahead and play first,” said the off-spinner, who now 386 wickets of 75 tests.