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Ashwin does a first in 102 years

R Ashwin's feat of 6 for 47 in the Delhi
test against West Indies in the ongoing test
gave him the distinction of bagging the best figures when a debutant spin
bowler shared the new ball. He became the fifth bowler to perform the feat.

 

 

What is more important here is that R Ashwin feat has come
after 102 years, the previous feat coming in Aug 1909 when DW Carr captured
five for 146 at The Oval.

 

 

R Ashwin became the first bowler to capture six wickets under
this category of statistics and has the best figures. The previous best was by
R Peel who had captured five for 51 for England
against Australia at Adelaide in Dec 1884.

 

 

The following table lists out the performances of
the five bowlers

 

No

Player

O

M

R

W

Team

Oppn

Ground

Mon/Year

1

R Peel

40.1

15

51

5

Eng

Aus

Adelaide

Dec 1884

2

GA Rowe

49.0

9

115

5

SAF

Eng

Johannesburg

Mar 1896

3

LC Braund

28.4

8

61

5

Eng

Aus

Sydney

Dec 1901

4

DW Carr

34.0

2

146

5

Eng

Aus

The Oval

Aug 1909

5

R Ashwin

21.3

5

47

6

Ind

Win

Delhi

Nov 2011

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