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Ravichandran Ashwin: Off-spinner's top five Test performances in 2015

Ashwin has been pivotal to India's success in the longer format this year.

Ravichandran Ashwin: Off-spinner's top five Test performances in 2015

New Delhi: In-form off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was on Thursday named as the No. 1 Test bowler for 2015 in the ICC rankings.

Ashwin has been pivotal to India's success in the longer format this year, picking up 62 wickets in 9 Tests.

Under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, the Chennai lad seems to have hit another new gear that has made him the finest spinner in the world at the moment.

Ashwin produced many memorable performances, especially in the recently concluded series at home against South Africa where he finished with a tally of 31 wickets in four Tests.

Here are his best five bowling displays in the year gone by.

1) Australia vs India

Sydney Cricket Ground

4th Test, 2nd innings

19-2-105-4 (Econ 5.52)

2) Bangladesh v India

Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, Fatullah

One-off Test, 1st innings

25-6-87-5 (Econ 3.48)

3) Sri Lanka vs India

Galle International Stadium

1st Test, 1st innings

13.4-2-46-6 (Econ 3.36)

4) Sri Lanka vs India

P Sara Oval, Colombo

2nd Test, 2nd innings

16-6-42-5 (Econ 2.62)

5) India vs South Africa

Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur

3rd Test, 2nd innings

29.5-7-66-7 (Econ 2.21)

 

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