Ashwin is the only Indian cricketer to score a ton and take a fiver in a test match⁠— and he’s done it thrice

Feb 15, 2021

By: BI India Bureau

R Ashwin put up a spectacular show in the Chennai test against England

Batting: 13 & 106 Bowling: 5/43 and second innings underway

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Ashwin is the only Indian bowler with this rare feat. A century and a five wicket haul in the same test match

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A century and a five wicket haul in the same test match

Ashwin (India), Sir Gary Sobers (WI), Mushtaq Mohd (Pak), Jacques Kallis (SA), Shakib Al Hasan (Bdesh)

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A century and a five wicket haul in the same test match

Before the feat with England, he got similar records twice against West Indies

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Four out of Ashwin 5 test centuries have come against West Indies, one of them in Antigua in 2016

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India has won 3 and 1 draw out of the tests in which Ashwin has scored a century

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His first century against West Indies in Wankhede, Mumbai ended up in a dramatic draw

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Ashwin was run out while trying to take the winning run

and the match against WI was drawn (Mumbai, 2011)

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Ashwin started his cricket career as a batsman

Before making the debut for India as a specialist spinner

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Now, he is peaking both as a bowler and a batsman

the only cricketer to score a century and take a fiver in 3 test matches

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