- Ashwin broke the back of the British by taking 5 wickets in the first innings.
- After this, he scored a century, batting brilliantly in the second innings.
- He told about his innings and how he had planned
Indian team all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin has done wonders against England at their home ground. He hit a blistering batting knock of 5 wickets in the first innings, scoring 106 runs in 148 balls with the help of 14 fours and a six. Ashwin talked about his batting and Siraj’s celebrations after scoring a century in a one-day style on the ground where the English team was piled up for 134 runs.
19 years ago sweep shot was out of the team
He played a lot of sweep shots during a brilliant century. About this, he said, ‘The last time the sweep was played was 19 years old .. Not successful, got out of the team .. This time the preparation was complete. How to withstand leeches was decided only after the first test. The sweep shot was to be brought into the game. We were constantly working with Vikram Rathore. They helped me a lot. He offered many options. I give them credit. He helped a lot in batting according to the gameplan.
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What did Ashwin say about Siraj’s celebration
On coming to the ground as Siraj’s last wicket and after the century, Dhansu told about the celebration, ‘When Siraj came, he knew that there would be some overs, but it turned out to be awesome. I said that you play in the line of the ball. The excitement he was after my century shows how the atmosphere of the dressing room is. All the people were supporting me from the balcony. The audience gave a great support.
Such was the thrill of a century
In fact, when Ashwin hit the 5th ball of 82nd over, Moin Ali hit the fifth century of his Test career. When he completed the figure, Mohammed Siraj’s celebration at the other end was worth watching. He looked happier than Ashwin. Perhaps it is called team support.
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The reason for his happiness was also very special. In fact, when India’s 9th wicket fell as Ishant Sharma (7), Ashwin was playing 77 runs in 114 balls. They had a chance of a century, but feared whether the other end would get along. However, here Mohammed Siraj played Ashwin well and held the ends. Ashwin also increased his pace and completed his century in the 82nd over, hitting Moin Ali for a six and a four.