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By : Oneindia Video Team
Published : February 09, 2017, 10:18
Duration : 01:19

India vs Bangladesh: R Ashwin two wickets short of becoming fastest to reach 250 Test wickets

India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is nearing yet another record as India faces Bangladesh in a one-off Test match in Hyderabad today. Ashwin had a record-breaking last year for India as he picked up 72 wickets in 12 Test matches to finish as the highest wicket-taker in the world for the second consecutive year. Ashwin is now just two wickets away from becoming the fastest bowler to take 250 Test wickets. He has so far picked up 248 wickets in 44 Test matches at an average of 24.96 including 24 five-wicket hauls. Australian fast bowling legend Dennis Lillee, who holds the record, reached the 250-mark in 48 matches while South Africa's Dale Steyn needed 49 matches to reach the milestone.
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