Ravichandran Ashwin Breaks VVS Laxman’s Record In Test Cricket

In a recent Test match, Indian cricketing all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin achieved a remarkable milestone as he surpassed former Indian batsman VVS Laxman on the list of batters with the most runs from No.6 or below in Tests for India. With an impressive 3,112 runs to his name, Ashwin now holds third in this esteemed list.

Ravichandran Ashwin, renowned for his spinner prowess and batting abilities, showcased his batting prowess in a recent Test match. On Day 2 of the game, he needed three runs to surpass VVS Laxman’s record, and he easily achieved the feat. The all-rounder remained unbeaten on six runs at lunch, contributing to India’s formidable total of 373/6.

His tally of 3,112 runs from the No.6 or below position in Test matches now places him in the third spot on the prestigious list of Indian batters with the most runs from that batting position. The top position on the list is held by the legendary Kapil Dev, who amassed an astounding 5,116 runs, followed by former Indian captain MS Dhoni, with 4,717 runs.

In addition to Ashwin’s record-breaking achievement, the Test match witnessed several other noteworthy performances from the Indian side. Team captain Virat Kohli showcased his class with a sublime century, marking his 29th century in Test cricket and his 76th overall in international cricket. Kohli’s consistency and ability to convert starts into big scores continue to be an essential aspect of India’s batting lineup.

Ravindra Jadeja, another talented all-rounder in the Indian squad, also made a significant contribution, scoring a well-deserved half-century. Jadeja’s all-round abilities, including explosive batting and reliable left-arm spin, make him a valuable asset in all game formats.

Additionally, opening batsmen Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal set the stage for India’s strong position in the match with impressive fifties on the opening day. The foundation laid by the openers allowed the middle-order batsmen, including Kohli and Ashwin, to capitalize and build a formidable total for the team.

Most run from No.6 or below in Tests (for India)
5116 – Kapil Dev
4717 – MS Dhoni
3112 – Ravichandran Ashwin*
3108 – VVS Laxman
2696 – Ravindra Jadeja*

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