Last Updated:

R Ashwin Lauded For Dismissing 'bunny' David Warner 10 Times In Test Cricket: WATCH

R Ashwin, who is renowned for making left-handers dance to his tunes, was at it once again as he claimed the wicket of Australian opener David Warner for 13.

R Ashwin

The Indian team was bowled out for just 244 on Day 3 of the India vs Australia 3rd Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney. After conceding a 94-run lead, India started the second innings on a bright note as they dismissed both Australian openers Will Pucovski and David Warner in quick succession.

ALSO READ | India vs Australia 3rd Test: Won't prefer back-to-back matches in SCG, looking forward to final Test at Gabba: Wade

R Ashwin dismissed David Warner for record 10th time in Test cricket

While Pucovski was caught behind of Mohammed Siraj's bowling for 10, Warner was trapped in front of the wicket by R Ashwin for 13. Ashwin who is renowned for making left-handers dance to his tunes was at it once again as he claimed the wicket of Warner. Notably, this is the 10th time in Test cricket that Ashwin has dismissed Warner, which is the most for him against a batsman. Ashwin has dismissed former England captain Alastair Cook nine times.

ALSO READ | India Vs Australia live: KL Rahul bids adieu after injury, wishes boys luck ahead of SCG Test

Moreover, what is remarkable is that Warner who has sensational numbers in Australia in Test match cricket, has never found success against Ashwin even on home soil. The southpaw has scored just 36 runs against Ashwin in Australia at a miserable average of 7.20 while getting dismissed by the offie on five occasions. Remarkably, Warner was Ashwin's 193rd left-handed victim which in itself is a world record. Ashwin is followed by legendary spinner Muttiah Muralitharan, who has dismissed 191 left-handers in his Test career.

Twitter was abuzz after Ashwin dismissed his 'bunny' Warner for a record 10th time. Several reactions poured as fans lauded the off-spinner and his record against southpaws. Here's a look at a few reactions.

ALSO READ | R Ashwin wickets: Matthew Wade confident that Smith will come out on top against off-spinner in last two Tests

India vs Australia live score update

Meanwhile, after getting dismissed for 244 and conceding a 94-run lead, India made a bright start to their second innings by sending both Australian openers back in the hut. While Will Pucovski's was caught behind off Mohammed Siraj's bowling for 10, David Warner was trapped in front of the wicket by Ashwin for 13. However, Australia's batting mainstays Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith steadied the ship by playing some cautious cricket. At the time of publishing this article, Australia's scorecard read 87/2 after 21 overs with Labuschagne batting on 35 and Smith unbeaten on 21.

ALSO READ | Rahane brought calmness in dressing room: Ashwin

SOURCE: ICC TWITTER

Stay updated on the latest IPL 2021 news on Republic World. From live updates and scores to team news, commentary, schedule, controversies, match reactions, reports, analysis, statistics, polls, previews and more, find it all in the IPL 2021 section on Republic World.

First Published: