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ASHWIN: ONE OF THE MOST RESOLUTE SPELL I HAVE BOWLED.

ASHWIN: ONE OF THE MOST RESOLUTE SPELL I HAVE BOWLED.

It was the time when Ashwin dismissed Kane Willianson in the second innings of the Kanpur test, he became the 2nd fastest bowler to earn 200 wickets and that too in 37 matches.

 

 

 

And this is also the prime reason that at this very moment Ashwin is the utmost key bowler for the team and the captain Kohli is also very much relaxed regarding having a bowler Ashwin in the longer format of the game where each and every time their potential are being tested.

 

Ashwin came to bowl in the 9th over of the game during the chase against New Zealand and bowled 22 overs taking the wickets of Martin Guptil and Ross Taylor in the process.

 

 

"It was a very long and tiring spell and it was tough out there in the middle," Ashwin told bcci.tv after the match. "I had to buckle in because we knew that the fast bowlers needed to be given enough rest. In the bargain, I picked up a few important wickets. I believe it's one of the more decisive bowling spells I have bowled in the recent past," the ace off-spinner added. 

 

 

After his spell of 22 overs, Ashwin said: "I had to do it and it was a decisive spell. Maybe in the long run one may not find it so because of how things happened so quickly after tea. Once we broke through the back of the New Zealand line-up and got them to four or five down, it was just a matter of time."

 

 

The tracks of the Edens are very good for the bowlers both for spinners and seamers as well, Ashwin confronted this and said it was a very good track to play upon.

 

 

"It was just the odd ball jumping and spinning and keeping a touch low. I felt the wicket behaved much better today than how it behaved yesterday. There was a lot more balls that were not easy for our batsmen to counter and for some reason the wicket binded well because of the grass today as well. The game was closer than what the scoreboard suggests. At one stage after lunch they were 55/0 and all they needed was a hundred run partnership somewhere. We did well to come one up at the end of it," he said.

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TEST

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 India 28 3499 125
2 South Africa 32 3589 112
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 New Zealand 23 2354 102
5 England 36 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 31 2914 94
7 Pakistan 17 1463 86
8 Bangladesh 16 1202 75
9 West Indies 22 1484 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ODI

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 42 5257 125
2 India 45 5492 122
3 South Africa 34 3842 113
4 New Zealand 41 4602 112
5 Australia 32 3327 104
6 Pakistan 32 3279 102
7 Bangladesh 24 2220 93
8 Sri Lanka 43 3302 77
9 West Indies 29 1989 69
10 Afghanistan 28 1758 63
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

T20

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 23 2990 130
2 Australia 15 1894 126
3 India 32 3932 123
4 New Zealand 22 2542 116
5 England 17 1951 115
6 South Africa 18 2058 114
7 West Indies 18 2048 114
8 Afghanistan 22 1917 87
9 Sri Lanka 27 2287 85
10 Bangladesh 21 1570 75