R Ashwin beats Harbhajan on domestic soil
Veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has moved up to second place in Test matches with the highest number of wickets at home, leaving behind Harbhajan Singh. The 34-year-old Ashwin now has 268 wickets in Test cricket at home. He achieved this feat in 45 Tests. Harbhajan has a total of 265 wickets in 55 Test matches. In this list, India’s veteran Anil Kumble is at number one with 350 wickets.
Ashwin became the first bowler in this case
Ashwin also became the first bowler to take 200 wickets against left arm batsmen in Test cricket. Ashwin achieved this special achievement by bowling Stuart Broad without opening an account.
Rishabh Pant becomes ‘Superman’
Rishabh Pant Superman Catch is always on target for his wicket-keeping, but in the second day’s play of the second Test, Pant took a surprise catch of everyone. Oli Pope wanted to play at fine leg off the ball of Mohammed Siraj first wicket in India, playing his first Test match in India, but the ball went behind the wicket with the edge of the bat and Rishabh Pant accelerated to his left. Dived long and took a catch with his left hand.
Mayank Agarwal landed for fielding in place of Pujara
On the second day of the Test, on Sunday, Team India’s new wall Cheteshwar Pujara did not come to fielding in England’s innings due to finger injury. During the batting on the first day of the match, England fast bowler Oli Stone was hit in his hand, due to which he was injured. In place of Pujara, Mayank Agarwal fielded for fielding. However, Pujara later came to the crease to bat in India’s second innings.
England bowlers set a record
England bowlers did not give any extra runs in India’s first innings. The Indian team scored 329 runs in the first innings. This is the highest score in an innings of a Test without any extra runs. Earlier this record was in the name of Indian bowlers. India scored 328 against Pakistan in 1954-55 with no extra runs included.