Indore, Oct 10: India's frontline spinner Ravichandran Ashwin produced yet another clinical performance against New Zealand and completed his 20th five-wicket haul as Kiwis were bundled out for 299.
Star off-spinner Ashwin (6/81) triggered a collapse to bundle out New Zealand for a paltry 299 in the third and final Test at the Holkar stadium here on Monday.
Ashwin became the fourth Indian bowler after Anil Kumble (35), Harbhajan Singh (25) and Kapil Dev (23) to claim maximum five wickets haul.
Fans as well as experts took to Twitter, immediately after Ashwin wreaked havoc on Kiwi batting line-up, to hail the right-hander's fantastic bowling performance.
Here is how Twitterati hailed Ashwin's impressive performance:
R Ashwin (211) has just gone past Ishant Sharma's 209 wkts. He is now in 8th position in the all time Test wicket-takers for India#IndvNZ— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 10, 2016
No iffs & buts, maybes & perhaps's: 20 five wicket hauls in just 39 Tests is clear testimony that @ashwinravi99 is an extraordinary bowler— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) October 10, 2016
Remember I told you about that wicket producing machine in @ashwinravi99's backyard doing double-shifts? It's in a beautiful steady state!— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 10, 2016
Lol Ashwin took 8 wickets including 2 run outs.— EkdumXhakas (@alazygooner) October 10, 2016
Ohh Ashwin -The Master Of Carrom Ball— Raj Thackeray (@MNSRajThackeray) October 10, 2016
You Did It Again
Go Ahead N Clean Sweep The Kiwis#IndVsNZ
Most wickets in International cricket since Ashwin's debut:— Sarath Chandran (@ImSarathC) October 10, 2016
407 - R Ashwin
406 - J Anderson
388 - S Broad
371 - D Steyn#INDvNZ
Ravichandran Ashwin (IND)— Live Cricket Scores (@SonY_CricInfo) October 10, 2016
Great performance from Ashwin. Hope he continues it in second innings. Another 200 may be enough.— Pankaj Patil (@patilpankajb) October 10, 2016
Ashwin is fast lining up to be an all time great,another 5 wkt haul. His flight, spin,guile & drift on a batting wicket was truly special.— Sridhar Subramaniam (@sridharsubraman) October 10, 2016