India crushes Sri Lanka, Ashwin becomes fastest bowler to reach 300 wicket mark

NAGPUR: A ruthless India equalled their biggest victory margin when they decimated a lacklustre Sri Lanka by an innings and 239 runs in the second cricket Test, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series, here.

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (4/63) completed a coveted personal milestone of fastest 300 Test wickets in 54 games beating Dennis Lillee s previous record of 56 matches.

Ashwin, who had a match-haul of 8 for 130, bowled Lahiru Gamage with a doosra to bring down curtains on one of the most lop-sided Test matches in recent times. The celebrations were much muted with teammates shaking hands with Ashwin before quietly walking off the field.

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