India defeated Australia by an innings and 132 runs in the opening Border-Gavaskar Test in Nagpur on February 11th, 2023.

Ravichandran Ashwin was the star bowler for India, taking 5 wickets in the match.


Ashwin, along with Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami, helped India bundle out Australia for their second-lowest Test score against India of 91 runs.

The Nagpur pitch proved to be too challenging for the Australian batsmen, with Ashwin using his variations to draw the batters forward and claim 5 wickets for 37 runs.



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Ashwin recorded his fastest Test fifer in an innings (by overs bowled) by taking 5 wickets in 10 overs.

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Ashwin now has the second-most wickets in India vs Australia Tests, with 97 wickets against Australia (his most against any Test opposition).

Ashwin holds the record for the most international wickets in wins for India, with 489 of his 680 wickets coming in victories for the country.

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Ashwin broke the previous record for most international wickets in wins for India, previously held by Anil Kumble with 486 wickets.

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The 36-year-old is considered one of the greatest spinners in Indian cricket history.

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