Ashwin scores 5th Test hundred

Chennai: The crowd at Chepauk on Sunday gave a huge round of applause for local hero Ravichandran Ashwin as he notched up his 5th hundred in Test cricket. During the third day of the second Test against Chennai, the India all-rounder brought up a fighting ton, taking India’s second-innings lead past the 450-run mark.

Ashwin notched up a Test century after almost five years.

His previous century came in and against West Indies where he scored 118 off 297 in the third Test at Gros Islet in 2016.

With the hundred, Ashwin has now scored a century and taken a five-wicket haul in a Test match thrice in his career. He is now only behind former England captain Ian Botham, who's achieved this feat five times.

Ashwin is now the second Tamil Nadu player to score a Test century at Chepauk after Kris Srikkanth, who hit 123 against Pakistan in 1986/87.