Fabulous five-for: Indian bowlers with most five wicket hauls in Tests

Updated: Dec 12, 2016, 11:45 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

R Ashwin scalped six wickets during the first innings of the Mumbai Test between India and England and went on equal Kapil Dev with the most five-wicket-hauls by an Indian in Test cricket history.

Ravichandran Ashwin is undoubtedly India's finest spinner in recent years and has proved to be a driving force in the bowling attack for the team.

R Ashwin scalped six wickets during the first innings of the Mumbai Test between India and England and went on equal Kapil Dev with the most five-wicket-hauls by an Indian in Test cricket history.

Let us take a look at those Indian cricketers with the most five wickets in an innings in their Test career.

Anil Kumble - 35
Anil Kumble
Matches - 132. Span - 1990-2008. Wickets - 619. Best bowling - 10/74.

Harbhajan Singh - 25
Harbhajan Singh
Matches - 103. Span - 1998-2015. Wickets - 417. Best bowling - 8/84

Ravichandran Ashwin - 23
R Ashwin
Matches - 43. Span - 2011-present. Wickets - 241. Best bowling - 7/59.

Kapil Dev - 23
Kapil Dev
Matches - 131. Span - 1978-1994. Wickets - 434. Best bowling - 9/83.

Bhagwath Chandrasekhar - 16
Matches - 58. Span - 1964-1979. Wickets - 242. Best bowling - 8/79.

Bishen Singh Bedi - 14
Matches - 67. Span - 1966-1979. Wickets - 266. Best bowling - 7/98.

Subhash Gupte - 12
Matches - 36. Span - 1951-1961. Wickets - 149. Best bowling - 9/102.

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