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R Ashwin equals Muralitharan’s world record; becomes fastest Indian to 250 Test wickets at home

Indore, Nov 14: Senior India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin achieved yet another milestone as he became joint-fastest to claim 250 Test wickets at home. After getting rid of Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque for 37 on the opening day of Indore Test, Ashwin equalled Sri Lankan spin great Muttiah Muralitharan’s record. Both Ashwin and Muralitharan claimed their 250th victim at home in their 42nd match.

Ashwin, however, became fastest Indian to 250 wickets in Tests at home as he surpassed legendary off-spinner Anil Kumble, who played 43 Tests to complete 250 Test wickets. He is the third Indian bowler after Kumble and Harbhajan Singh to achieve 250-plus victims in the longer format of the game at home.