Rachin Ravindra played out 91 deliveries to help New Zealand eke out a dramatic draw in the first test against India.
Ravichandran Ashwin took 3-35 and fellow spinner Ravindra Jadeja had 4-40 as New Zealand lost six wickets for 66 runs either side of the tea break. Axar Patel also took 1-23.
“Ravindra showed great composure (and) Ajaz Patel with his defense,” said Ashwin, who moved to 419 wickets — past Harbhajan Singh’s 417 — and became the third on India’s all-time list after Anil Kumble (619) and Kapil Dev (434).
“Everybody hangs in there, everybody can defend well these days.”
Team India’s head coach Rahul Dravid lauded R Ashwin after his record breaking performance.
“Ravi Ashiwn’s achievement is phenomenal. He is a match winner and it’s a pleasure to have him in team”.