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India v England, 4th Test, Mumbai, 2nd day

Vijay, Pujara anchor India's reply to England's 400

Dec 9, 2016: The duo put on their seventh century stand in Test cricket as the hosts finished the second day 254 runs behind in the Mumbai Test

The Report by Alagappan Muthu

India v England, 4th Test, Mumbai, 1st day

Wankhede's first day takes Ashwin back to 2012

Dec 8, 2016: England's slide from a strong position would normally indicate a pitch that was getting difficult to bat on, but R Ashwin's assessment that it would get easier on days two and three should come as good news to India

Sidharth Monga in Mumbai

India v England, 3rd Test, Mohali, 3rd day

Ashwin rocks England after India's lower-order surge

Nov 28, 2016: India gave a lesson in how to take a grip on a Test match that was in the balance as their lower order built a lead of 134 before R Ashwin bagged three wickets in the final session

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

India v England, 3rd Test, Mohali, 2nd day

Ashwin's late rally counters England's fielding-led fightback

Nov 27, 2016: Fightback followed fightback during an absorbing final session on the second day in Mohali.

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

India v England, 2nd Test, Visakhapatnam, 3rd day

Another day, another Ashwin five-for

Nov 19, 2016: He's done it against everyone else, and on Saturday, R Ashwin gave England their first sustained taste of his new, improved avatar with his 22nd five-wicket haul in Test cricket

Alagappan Muthu in Visakhapatnam

India v England, 2nd Test, Visakhapatnam, 3rd day

England show spirit but Kohli and Ashwin keep India in command

Nov 19, 2016: R Ashwin bagged 5 for 67 after Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow had added a defiant century stand, before Virat Kohl's fifty cemented India's dominance

The Report by Andrew Miller

India v England, 2nd Test, Visakhapatnam, 2nd day

Ashwin presides over England's latest trial by spin

Nov 18, 2016: England ended the second day in Visakhapatnam tottering on 103 for 5 in reply to India's 455 after falling prey to India's trio of spinners

The Report by Andrew Miller

India v England, 1st Test, Rajkot, 5th day

How England's spinners outbowled India's

Nov 13, 2016: The stats and milestones from the final day's play in the first Test between India and England at Rajkot

Bharath Seervi

India v England, 1st Test, Rajkot, 4th day

Ashwin the allrounder stands in for Ashwin the bowler

Nov 12, 2016: By making up for his lack of wickets with a classy half-century, India's lead spinner may have hauled his side towards safety on a Rajkot deck that hasn't yet sprung to life

Alagappan Muthu in Rajkot

Ashwin v Herath v Yasir v Lyon

Nov 11, 2016: While R Ashwin has the best average among the four, Yasir Shah has been outstanding given the conditions he has bowled in

S Rajesh

India v England, 1st Test, Rajkot, 1st day

India worn down by lack of wear and tear

Nov 9, 2016: Deprived of the chance to bat first and put massive runs on the board, India were forced to improvise in a bid to create pressure. And it didn't work

Alagappan Muthu in Rajkot

England in India 2016-17

Cook versus Ashwin, Root versus Jadeja

Nov 7, 2016: India's spinners have been rampant at home, and the onus will be on Alastair Cook and Joe Root to negate them

Gaurav Sundararaman

Spin trends

Fingerspin in the post-doosra era

Nov 7, 2016: A look at how India and Sri Lanka's spinners are enjoying much success at home, using accuracy and natural variation to go after bowled and lbw dismissals

Sidharth Monga

An Ashwin nightmare awaits Australia

Oct 16, 2016: They have traditionally struggled against good offspin bowling, and the Indian spinner can now be included among the best of his kind

Ian Chappell

The Ashwin phenomenon

Oct 14, 2016: Key numbers from Ashwin's outstanding run over the last 15 months, including the margins by which he has outdone his peers, and his stats against top-order batsmen

S Rajesh & Shiva Jayaraman

New Zealand had the tactics but not the technique

Oct 14, 2016: Their batsmen haven't quite been reading the length well, or reacting to make late adjustments when needed

Sanjay Manjrekar

ICC news

Ashwin reclaims No. 1 Test ranking for bowlers

Oct 12, 2016: R Ashwin's career-best match haul of 13 for 140 against New Zealand in the Indore Test has propelled him back to the top of the ICC Test rankings for bowlers

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand in India 2016-17

Ashwin's stifling accuracy, and Saha's quiet efficiency

Oct 12, 2016: India's marks out of ten following their 3-0 sweep over New Zealand at home

Sidharth Monga

India v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Indore, 4th day

Ashwin's Test best seals 3-0 whitewash

Oct 11, 2016: India completed a 3-0 whitewash in devastating fashion as a seven-wicket haul from R Ashwin shot New Zealand out for 153 in their last innings of the series

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

India v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Indore, 3rd day

Difficult Indore pitch tests Ashwin, Latham

Oct 10, 2016: The surface did not deteriorate much, contrary to its roughed-up appearance, but it was still a tough one, according to R Ashwin and Tom Latham

Sidharth Monga in Indore
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