South Africa vs India 2nd Test: India’s senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin created history on the third day of the second Test being played at the Wanderers in Johannesburg. Ashwin has become the second Indian spinner to make this big record in his name. Earlier, former veteran Anil Kumble was successful in doing this feat.
R Ashwin becomes second Indian spinner to take a wicket in Johannesburg
In fact, R Ashwin has become India’s second spinner to take a wicket at the Johannesburg ground. He achieved this feat by dismissing Keegan Petersen of South Africa on the third day. Ashwin dismissed Pietersen lbw for 28 runs.
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240 runs for South Africa to win
In response to the target of 240 runs from India, South Africa made 118 runs for two wickets till the end of the third day’s play. At stumps, captain Dean Elgar returned unbeaten on 46 off 121 balls and Rassie van der Dussen on 11 off 37 balls. For India, Shardul Thakur and Ravichandran Ashwin took one wicket each.
Ashwin has 430 wickets
With this, Ashwin has got 430 wickets in Test cricket. He is playing the 83rd Test of his career. Let us tell you that Ashwin is at number three in terms of taking the most wickets in Test cricket for India. Before him are Kapil Dev (434 wickets) and Anil Kumble (619 wickets).
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