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Ashwin is quickest Indian bowler to take 100 Test wickets

Last updated on: November 14, 2013 20:04 IST

Ravichandran AshwinRavichandran Ashwin became 19th Indian to complete 100 wickets in Test cricket with the dismissal of Darren Sammy on Day 1 of the second test against the West Indies at the Wankhede stadium on Thursday.

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By taking just 18 Tests, Ashwin is now the quickest among Indians to accomplish this feat.

Photos from Day 1 

The previous record was held by Erapalli Prasanna, who attained the milestone in his 20th Test.

Ashwin is the second quickest among all spinners to reach this landmark after Australia’s Clarrie Grimmett, who took 17 Tests.

Among all bowlers (pacers or spinners) Ashwin is the fifth quickest to reach this landmark after George Lohmann (16 Tests) and Syd Barnes, Clarrie Grimmett and Charlie Turner (18 each).

Quickest to 100 Test wickets for India

 

 

Mts

Best

Avg

SR

RPO

5WI

10WM

R Ashwin

18

7-103

27.68

57.63

2.88

9

2

Erapalli Prasanna

20

 6-94

26.86

66.37

2.43

7

0

Anil Kumble

21

 7-59

24.75

64.81

2.29

6

1

Subhash Gupte

22

 7-128

25.58

70.86

2.17

10

0

Bhagwat Chandrasekhar

22

 8-79

27.36

67.98

2.41

6

1

Pragyan Ojha

22

 6-47

32.23

71.69

2.70

5

0

Vinoo Mankad

23

 8-52

27.67

77.86

2.13

6

2

Kapil Dev

25

 7-56

26.24

51.69

3.05

6

1

Harbhajan Singh

25

 8-84

28.36

63.22

2.69

8

2

Bishan Singh Bedi

28

 7-98

28.59

87.42

1.96

4

0

Dilip Doshi

28

 6-102

27.60

79.99

2.07

5

0

Irfan Pathan

28

 7-59

31.41

57.56

3.27

7

2

Quickest spinners to 100 Test wickets

 

For

Mts

Best

Avg

SR

RPO

5WI

10WM

Clarrie Grimmett

Aus

17

 7-87

28.07

68.23

2.47

11

3

R Ashwin

Ind

18

7-103

27.68

57.63

2.88

9

2

Colin Blythe

Eng

19

 8-59

18.63

45.46

2.46

9

4

Alf Valentine

WI

19

 8-104

27.24

86.79

1.88

7

2

Saeed Ajmal

Pak

19

 7-55

27.31

62.51

2.62

5

2

Bobby Peel

Eng

20

 7-31

16.98

51.64

1.97

5

1

Bill O'Reilly

Aus

20

 7-54

23.72

74.73

1.90

7

2

Erapalli Prasanna

Ind

20

 6-94

26.86

66.37

2.43

7

0

Anil Kumble

Ind

21

 7-59

24.75

64.81

2.29

6

1

Stuart MacGill

Aus

21

 7-50

27.96

55.18

3.04

5

1

Hugh Tayfield

SA

22

 7-23

25.73

76.46

2.02

9

1

Subhash Gupte

Ind

22

 7-128

25.58

70.86

2.17

10

0

Bhagwat Chandrasekhar

Ind

22

 8-79

27.36

67.98

2.41

6

1

Pragyan Ojha

Ind

22

 6-47

32.23

71.69

2.70

5

0

Quickest to 100 Test wickets

 

For

Mts

Best

Avg

SR

RPO

5WI

10WM

George Lohmann

Eng

16

 9-28

10.55

33.96

1.86

8

5

Charlie Turner

Aus

17

 7-43

16.53

51.28

1.93

11

2

Syd Barnes

Eng

17

 7-60

21.45

53.24

2.42

11

1

Clarrie Grimmett

Aus

17

 7-87

28.07

68.23

2.47

11

3

R Ashwin

Ind

18

7-103

27.68

57.63

2.88

9

2

Colin Blythe

Eng

19

 8-59

18.63

45.46

2.46

9

4

Alf Valentine

WI

19

 8-104

27.24

86.79

1.88

7

2

Andy Roberts

WI

19

 7-54

21.42

47.19

2.72

8

2

Ian Botham

Eng

19

 8-34

18.97

44.76

2.54

10

1

Saeed Ajmal

Pak

19

 7-55

27.31

62.51

2.62

5

2

Note: All statistics are completed up to the end of innings in which 100th wicket was taken.

Postcard for Sachin

Image: R Ashwin

Photograph: BCCI

Rajneesh Gupta