Published On : Mon, Nov 27th, 2017

Ashwin FASTEST to 300 wickets as India crush SL

SL 166-all out (47 ovs) & 205 vs India 610-6 | Scorecard

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin picked up four for 63, including eight in the match, to become the fastest in the history of Test cricket to 300 wickets.

Ashwin achieved the landmark in just his 54th Test, beating Dennis Lillee’s record, who picked up 300 wickets in his 56th Test match in November 1981.

Ashwin’s haul helped India bowl out Sri Lanka for a lowly 166 in their second innings as the hosts registered a huge victory by an innings and 239 runs.

This equal India’s biggest victory in Test cricket by an innings margin and gives them a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

It was a disappointing effort from the Sri Lankans, who resumed on 21 for one, before they lost seven wickets in the morning session.

Deservedly, Ashwin finished off the match with Gamage’s wicket which also helped him complete 300 wickets in Tests.

The next Test will be played in New Delhi from Saturday, December 2.