Ravichandran Ashwin © IANS
Ravichandran Ashwin © IANS

Ravichandran Ashwin went past Zaheer Khan in terms of Test wickets during the India vs Afghanistan match at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Ashwin now has 312 wickets to his name, going past Zaheer (311). Ashwin is now the fourth-highest wicket-taker in Tests among Indian bowlers, behind Anil Kumble (619), Kapil Dev (434) and Harbhajan Singh (417). Ashwin struck in his first over, dismissing Asghar Stanikzai for 11. It was a typical off-spinner’s dismissal: Ashwin gave the ball decent flight and pitched it outside off. Stanikzai, looking to drive the ball, missed it completely as the ball turned very sharply to clip the top of middle stump.

Playing their first Test, Afghanistan have failed to deliver with bat as half their side is back in the pavilion with 50 runs on the board.