Ravichandran Ashwin performed a special charisma on the fourth day of the first match of the Test series against England. He took the wicket of the England opener on the very first ball of the second innings of the Chennai Test. With this, Ashwin created history. The feat he has done has not happened in the last 114 years. He got Rory Burns caught at slip by Ajinkya Rahane.
With this, Ashwin became the bowler to take wickets on the first ball of the innings. This is the first time since 1907 in the history of Test cricket. Then England batsman Tom Hayward was dismissed by South African spinner Burt Bögler in the match played at the Oval. First in 1888, England spinner Bobby Peel dismissed Australia’s Alec Bannerman for the first ball of the innings.
Earlier, India scored 337 runs in their first innings on Monday on the fourth day of the first Test match with England at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here thanks to the half-centuries of Rishabh Pant (91), Washington Sundar (85 not out) and Cheteshwar Pujara (73). Scored. England scored a mammoth score of 578 in their first innings.
India started their third day (Sunday) scoring 257 runs for six wickets. Sundar scored 33 and Ashwin extended his innings by eight runs. Both batsmen tried to get India out of the crisis by making a crucial partnership of 80 runs for the seventh wicket. Ashwin was dismissed as the seventh batsman on the team’s score of 305. He scored 31 runs off 91 balls with three fours and a six.
India then lost their eighth as Shahbaz Nadeem (0), their ninth as Ishant Sharma (4) and their 10th wicket as Jaspreet Bumrah (0) at a score of 312. However, playing only the second Test of his career, Sundar handled the Indian innings from one end and completed the second consecutive half-century of his career.