New record: R Ashwin emulates Kapil Dev, joins elite list of 7 players

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Chennai, Dec 19: Ravichandran Ashwin continued to set new records as a Test all-rounder. Today (December 19), he emulated the legendary Kapil Dev at his home ground - MA Chidambaram Stadium.

Series photos; Day 4 report

On the 4th day of the ongoing 5th Test between India and England, Ashwin completed 250 runs to go with his 28 wickets for the series. During the 3rd Test, Ashwin had equalled Kapil for another record.

R Ashwin continues to shine as a Test all-rounder

According to statisticians, the 30-year-old Ashwin is only the 2nd Indian to record a double of 250 plus runs and 25 or more wickets in a single Test series.

In 1979-80 Test rubber against Pakistan, Kapil took 32 wickets and scored 278 runs in 6 matches. Now Ashwin has joined an elite list.

Overall in Test history, Ashwin is only the 7th cricketer to achieve the double feat. The last man to do it was England's Ian Botham in 1985. Botham is the only one to do it twice.


Players with 250+ runs and 25+ wickets in a single Test series

Ravichandran Ashwin (India) Vs England in 2016 (306 runs and 28 wickets) - Ashwin's stats as on 3.05 PM on Monday (December 19) after he was out for 67

Ian Botham (England) Vs Australia in 1985 (250, 31)

Botham Vs Australia in 1981 (399, 34)

Kapil Dev (India) Vs Pakistan in 1979-80 (278, 32)

Trevor Goddard (South Africa) Vs Australia in 1966 (294, 26)

Richie Benaud (Australia) Vs South Africa in 1957 (329, 30)

Aubrey Faulkner (South Africa) Vs England in 1910 (545, 29)

George Giffen (Australia) Vs England in 1894 (474, 34)

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