Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin became fastest Indian to reach 150 test wickets


Who: Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin
Where: Mohali, Punjab
What: Became fastest Indian to reach 150 test wickets
When: 6 November 2015
Why: By taking Imran Tahir’s wicket

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on 6 November 2015 became the fastest Indian to reach 150 wickets mark in the Indian test cricket history.

He achieved this feat when he took Imran Tahir’s wicket in the first innings of the first test against South Africa in Mohali, Punjab.

In this match, Ashwin also became the first bowler in over 100 years to take 50 wickets after opening the bowling. He achieved this feat in 12 matches off 1888 balls.

The previous record was held by Colin Blythe of England who took 74 wickets between 1902 and 1910 in 13 tests.

The test is a part of four-match test series played to win Freedom Trophy, which is in turn is a part of the larger Mahatma Gandhi-Nelson Mandela Series that includes ODIs and T20s as well.