Ravichandran Ashwin achieved an incredible feat in the Test match against the West Indies scoring 113 runs India’s one and only innings and took 7 wickets for 83 runs in West Indies’ second at North Sound, Antigua. This is the second time Ashwin came up with a similar performance, the first one was also against West Indies back in 2011.
Over the years many cricketers have shown such incredible all-round performances. South African Jimmy Sinclair was the first cricketer to score a century and pick up a 5 wicket haul in the same Test match. This instance occurred during the second Test against England back in 1899 at Newlands, Cape Town. Sinclair took 6 wickets for 26 runs and also scored 106 runs in South Africa’s first innings.
Let us have a look at Cricketer’s who have scored a century and taken 5 wicket hauls in the same Test match more than once alongside with Ravichandran Ashwin:
5) Shakib Al Hasan (2 times)
Shakib Al Hasan is arguably the best cricketer Bangladesh has produced in their short and eventful history. In 2015, the southpaw scripted his name in the history books by becoming the first and only player to be ranked the No.1 ranked all-rounder as per the ICC rankings in all the three formats.
He is a veteran of 42 Test matches having scored 2,832 runs at an average of 39.76 which includes 3 tons. During the second Test of Pakistan’s tour to Bangladesh back in Mirpur, 2011 he scored a brilliant 144 in the first innings and followed it up with magical bowling figures of 6 for 82 runs.
When Zimbabwe toured Bangladesh in 2014, Shakib fired once again. In the second Test, he scored 137 runs in the first innings and picked up 5-wicket hauls in both the innings with figures of 5 for 80 and 5 for 44 in the first and second innings respectively. Unlike, the previous instance Bangladesh ended up on the winning side this time.