Sydney, Feb 28 : Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin delivered a destructive four-wicket spell limiting the United Arab Emirates to post a meager total of 102 runs that helped pave the way for India's stunning nine-wicket win over the World Cup minnows on Saturday in Perth.
Opting to bat first, the UAE were bundled out in 31.2 overs to post the lowest total of this year's tournament. Openers Amjad Ali (4) and Andri Berenger (4) failed to provide the initial thrust as both were caught behind by Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni off Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav deliveries.
Dubai: India may not have played a Test match for more than three months now but off-spinner R Ashwin held on to his eighth spot in the ICC Test bowlers` rankings led by South African paceman Dale Steyn.
Ashwin, who has bagged 104 wickets and accumulated 788 runs in 19 Tests, has also stayed firm behind Vernon Philander in the all-rounders` chart.
Cheteshwar Pujara also kept India`s flag flying high in the Test batsman`s table as the Saurashtra batsman climbed three places to occupy the seventh spot.
Star batsman Virat Kohli (10) also maintained his position in the top-10, which is led by South African AB de Villiers.
Mumbai, Dec 26 : Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who lost his place as the frontline spinner in the Indian team, Thursday was adjudged the winner of Polly Umrigar Award, for being India's best international cricketer of 2012-13, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced.
The award will be given at seventh annual BCCI Awards Ceremony to be held here January 11.
New Delhi, March 23 - India's off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin bagged his ninth fifer as Australia were bowled out for 262 in the first innings on the second day of the fourth cricket Test at the Ferozeshah Kotla here Saturday.
Resuming at overnight 231/8, Australia added 31 runs with Peter Siddle emerging the top scorer with 51, his maiden half-century.
Siddle became Ashwin's fifth victim as the offie finished with five for 57.
Chennai, Feb 22 : Australia were 215 for five at tea on day one of the first cricket Test against India at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium here Friday.
Skipper Michael Clarke and debutant Moises Henriques were batting on 45 and 29, respectively, as Australia scored at 3.25 runs per over.
Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took all five wickets.(IANS)
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