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R Ashwin Completes 450 Wickets In Test: 5 Key Records He Broke

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R Ashwin completed 450 Test wickets on Day 1 of the Nagpur Test against Australia. Ashwin touched this landmark when his looping delivery crashed into Alex Carey's stump. A few minutes later, he got the better of Pat Cummins.

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Fastest Indian Bowler To Take 450 WicketsR Ashwin also surpassed the legendary Anil Kumble's record to become the fastest Indian bowler to complete 450 wickets to his name. Kumble achieved the feat in 93 matches, while Ashwin needed 87 matches.

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Only Muralidaran Took Fewer Matches To Reach 450 WicketsOverall, only M Muralidaran took fewer matches than Ashwin to reach 450 wickets. He did so in 80 matches. In terms of balls bowled, Ashwin needed 23635 balls to claim his 450th wicket, which is the second-fastest in the world.

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Third-Highest Wicket-Taker Among Active CricketersAmong active cricketers, only James Anderson with 675 wickets and Nathan Lyon with 460 wickets are ahead of Ashwin, who now has 452 wickets to his name. There's a high chance of Ashwin overtaking Lyon by the end of this series.

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Second-Highest Indian Wicket-Taker In TestR Ashwin eclipsed Kapil Dev's record of 434 wickets last year against Sri Lanka. He is now the second-highest Indian wicket-taker, only behind Kumble, who retired with 619 wickets. Breaking Kumble's record won't be easy, but we can't rule out Ashwin just yet.

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92 Wickets Against AustraliaAshwin has scalped 92 wickets against Australia, which is just three less than Harbhajan Singh and 21 less than Kumble. While Harbhajan's record is likely to be broken in the first Test itself, Kumble's record will require something special.

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