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R Ashwin makes Alastair Cook his new 'bunny', castles him twice in two days

Ashwin has won the battle against the English opener in both the innings of ongoing Test match at Edgbaston.

Written by: Aditya Maheshwari, New Delhi [ Published on: August 03, 2018 14:48 IST ]
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Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates with teammates after dismissing Alastair Cook during day two of the first Test at Edgbaston.

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has proven to be the golden arm for India skipper Virat Kohli in the first two days of the opening Test against England in Birmingham. 

In the first innings, Ashwin picked up four wickets for 62 runs and in the second innings he has already gotten rid of England's veteran opener Alastair Cook. 

Ashwin has now won the battle against the English opener in both the innings of ongoing Test match at Edgbaston.

The most interesting thing about the Cook-Ashwin saga is that both times the 33-year-old batsman got out in the same fashion by the Indian off-spinner.

It was like action replay of first innings when Cook tried to defend the ball and it turned to dismantle the stumps. With this, Cook has now been dismissed nine times by Ashwin which is most by any spinner in the longer format of game. 

Before the first Test match, it was Nathan Lyon of Australia who removed Cook for eight times.

It is also the very first time when Cook has been bowled out twice in a Test match. Cook was confused throughout the match reading Ashwin's deliveries and turned out to be his bunny in both innings.

Some cricket experts and fans went mad on Twitter after Cook's dismissal in the second innings of Day 2.

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