Ravichandran Ashwin registered two new milestones on the third day of the pink-ball Test against Sri Lanka at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

On Monday, veteran Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin registered two new milestones on the third day of the pink-ball Test against Sri Lanka at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

Ravichandran Ashwin took two quick wickets as Sri Lanka was reduced to 151-4 at tea on Monday, day three of the second Test against India. Starting on 28-1, Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis (54) defied the Indian bowling as the pair put on 97 runs for the second wicket.

Ashwin finally made the breakthrough when he had Mendis stumped by Rishabh Pant.

Ravindra Jadeja bowled Angelo Mathews for one in the next over as Sri Lanka slipped to 98-3 before Ashwin followed up by removing Dhananjaya de Silva for four, caught at short leg.

Ashwin went past the South African cricket great Steyn to become the eighth highest wicket-taker in Test cricket with 440 wickets, which he took in his 86th Test. Steyn had dismissed 439 batters in his 93-match career.

West Indies great Courtney Walsh is next on the list with 519 wickets in his career.

The second wicket was his 60th wicket against Sri Lanka in the longest format of the game as he surpassed Shane Warne, who had picked 59 wickets against the sub-continent country.

The hosts had earlier won the series opener in Mohali by an innings and 222 runs.

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