Ashwin breaks Murali's unique record

India’s premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Tuesday surpassed Sri Lanka legend Muttiah Muralitharan to claim a unique record in the morning session on Day 4 of the Boxing Day Test at MCG.

Ashwin became the bowler to dismiss most left-handers in Test cricket when he dismissed Josh Hazlewood for 10 to help India bowl out Australia for 200 in their second innings. Notably, Hazlewood was the 192nd left-hander to be dismissed by Ashwin which is the most by any bowler in the history of Test cricket

Earlier, Muralitharan held the record to dismiss most left-handers in Test cricket as he had claimed the wicket of 191 southpaws in his legendary career.

R. Ashwin – 192 Wickets

M. Muralitharan – 191 Wickets

J. Anderson – 186

G. McGrath – 172

Shane Warne – 172

Anil Kumble – 167

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