In the last encounter of the five-match Test series against england, R Ashwin proved once more that class never fades. The veteran off-spinner claimed his first five-wicket haul of the series in Ranchi. india rallied from a position of disadvantage to a position of strength in the fourth Test, and Ashwin stormed back to form with a spectacular bowling display on Day 3.

R Ashwin led the spin-bowling attack from the front to demolish the england hitters on Sunday, finishing with figures of 5 for 51. After dismissing Ben Duckett and Ollie Pope in consecutive deliveries and then taking out first-innings centurion Joe Root, Ashwin scored two wickets in two balls.

In the last session, Ashwin made a cameo appearance and dismissed Ben Foakes with a carom ball to secure victory for india by dismissing james Anderson, the last player. The crafty off-spinner R Ashwin tied Anil Kumble's indian record for the most five-wicket hauls in Test cricket with his 35th wicket haul. Additionally, he is tied for sixth place among bowlers with the most five-wicket hauls in the game's longest format, which is headed by the illustrious Muttiah Muralitharan.

Muttiah Muralitharan - 67 in 133 matches
Shane Warne - 37 in 145 matches
Richard Hadlee - 36 in 86 matches
R Ashwin - 35 in 99 matches
Anil Kumble - 35 in 132 matches

Ashwin also went past Anil Kumble in the list of indian bowlers with the most wickets in home Test matches.

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