The veteran Indian all-rounder and one of the great modern-day off-spinners, Ravichandran Ashwin has played a crucial role in India’s comeback in the ongoing fourth Test against Australia. The experienced Ash has scalped six wickets by conceding 91 runs in 47.2 overs on the second day of the match.
Ashwin claimed the most crucial wicket of centurion Cameron Green who was batting on an individual score of 114 runs. Just after four balls from Green’s wicket, Ashwin scalped the wicket of wicketkeeper-batter Alex Carey in the same over.
The Indian cricket fans were also elated after this amazing performance from veteran Ashwin at a moment when it was all-important for India. They took to Twitter to praise Ashwin for his brilliant heroics when the Australian batter were dominating the Indian team in Ahmedabad Test.
Here’s how fans reacted:
once again its Ravi Ashwin doing it all for India. 4 wkts and a possible fifer loading.— 🅰🅽🆂🅷🆄🅼🅰🅽 🏳️ (@vishwakarmansh1) March 10, 2023
Ashwin anna is the best! but the test will definitely going to end up in a draw.
come on NZ!#INDvAUS #BorderGavaskarTrophy #ravichandranashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin equals Anil Kumble for second most wickets by an Indian in Border Gavaskar Trophy 👏— Supersports 360 (@360Supersports) March 10, 2023
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Speaking of the current action of the match, Australia scored 480 runs for the loss of all wickets in 167.2 overs. Tailenders Todd Murphy and Nathan Lyon played the individual knocks of 41 and 34 runs, in the end, to take Australia to the score of 480 runs.
The veteran opener Usman Khawaja accumulated a brilliant individual knock of 180 runs off 422 balls with 21 boundaries to his name. He became the first Australian to stay on the crease for the longest time in a Test match before falling prey to Axar Patel.
Other than Ashwin’s five-wicket haul, the senior Indian pacer Mohammed Shami also scalped two wickets alongside one wicket each by Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel so far.
Currently, the hosts India are leading the four-match Test series by a margin of 2-1 after losing the third Test in Indore against Steve Smith-led Australia. Now, they are ought to win this Ahmedabad Test against Australia to secure a place in the final of the Test Championship 2023.