Chennai: Axar Patel, the left arm spinner of Team India, did wonders in his first test. Axar Patel won five wickets in the second leg of the second test match against England in Chennai. With this, Axar Patel became the sixth Indian spinner to take 5 wickets or more.
Axar Patel won five wickets for 60 points in the second set on Tuesday, day four of the second test match played against England at MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai. India beat England by 317 points in this game, registering their biggest points win in history against this team. With that, India got a 1-1 draw in the four-game test series.
Playing his first test, @ akshar2026 scalped five wickets in the second round of the 2nd test @Paytm #INDvENG. #TeamIndia
Watch her awesome performance with the ball https://t.co/D8Vk4QrQYF pic.twitter.com/o8pig877mW
– BCCI (@BCCI) February 16, 2021
Before Axar Patel, five Indian spinners achieved the feat of taking five or more wickets in their first test. The first spinner to win five wickets in his first Test for India was VV Kumar, who won five wickets in 64 races against Pakistan in Delhi in 1960/61. After him, Dilip Doshi won six wickets for 103 races against Australia in Chennai in 1979/80.
Narendra Hirwani took eight wickets for 61 points in the first innings against the West Indies in Chennai in 1987/88 and eight wickets for 75 points in the second innings. At the same time, Amit Mishra won five wickets for 71 races against Australia in Mohali in 2008/09. Spinner star Ravichandran Ashwin also scored five results in his first test. Ashwin won this feat in 2011/12 against the West Indies in Delhi, winning six wickets for 47 races.