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NEW DELHI: India have already pocketed the Test series against England having taken an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series and the hosts will aim to consolidate their position on top of the World Test Championship table with a win in the fifth and final Test beginning March 7 at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala.
Apart from signing off with another win, the match in Dharamsala may also witness ace off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin overtaking the legendary Anil Kumble in terms of most five-wicket hauls by an Indian bowler in Test cricket.
Ashwin, who is set to play his 100th Test in Dharamsala, went past the 500-wicket mark in the third Test in Rajkot to become only the second Indian to achieve the feat.

He will now aim to break legendary Kumble’s record of 35 five-wicket hauls.
Ashwin also has 35 five-wicket hauls in Tests; and if he manages to pick another five-for in Dharamsala, he will overtake Kumble.

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Muthiah Muralitharan (67), Shane Warne (37), and Richard Hadlee (36) are the top three bowlers with the most five-wicket hauls in Test cricket.
Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka) – 67 in 133 Tests
Shane Warne (Australia) – 37 in 145 Tests
Richard Hadlee (New Zealand) – 36 in 86 Tests
R Ashwin(India) – 35 in 99 Tests
Anil Kumble (India) – 35 in 132 Tests


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