Ravichandran Ashwin claimed the distinction of becoming the first player to claim 25 wickets and score 250 runs in a Test series

Ravichandran Ashwin claimed the distinction of becoming the first player to claim 25 wickets and score 250 runs in a Test series. The Tamil Nadu off-spinner claimed this distinction in Chennai throughout the fifth Test with England.

The last man to accomplish this distinction was Ian Botham, who scored a round claimed 31 wickets in 1985 during the Ashes series and 250 runs. Botham is part of the commentary team for the India-England series.

Ashwin has claimed 28 wickets in this series so far and has scored 306 runs.

Interestingly, it's 40 years since any player reached this distinction in a five-Test series. The past guy to do so was Trevor Goddard of South Africa against Australia in the 1966-67 series. He claimed 26 wickets and scored 294 runs.

Botham's effort had come in a six-Test series, but the distinction has been attained by him twice. He scored an unbelievable 399 runs and captured 34 wickets.

The past Indian to get to the landmark was Kapil Dev, in 1979-80 six-Test home series against Pakistan. He scored 278 grabbed 32 wickets and runs.

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