Ravichandran Ashwin has built up himself as a dependable all-rounder and he substantiated himself once more with a half-century to enable India to score important runs against Sri Lanka in Colombo.
Playing his 51st Test, Ashwin hammered his eleventh fifty preceding he was spotless knocked down by Rangana Herath for 54. All the while, Ashwin likewise finished 2000 keeps running in Test cricket and turned into the speediest to score 2000 runs and pick 275 wickets, outperforming Richard Hadlee who accomplished the historic point in 58 matches.
The Tamil Nadu tweaker additionally turned into the third speediest player to achieve the twofold of 2000 runs and 200 wickets in Test cricket. Ian Botham, who had accomplished the point of reference in 42 Tests, was the speediest to the accomplishment. Previous India chief Kapil Dev and previous Pakistan captain Imran Khan were joint second speediest, doing it in 50 matches.
He likewise turned into the fourth Indian after Kapil Dev, Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh to accomplish the accomplishment.
Ashwin joined Ajinkya Rahane in the center after Cheteshwar Pujara (133) was expelled from the get-go the second day of the second Test. The pair was engaged with a 63-run remain for the fifth wicket as India kept on overwhelming Sri Lanka at Colombo.
India had won by 304 runs in the series opener at Galle and are looking to seal the series in the ongoing test.