Ashwin happy to have Test record out of the way

Ravichandran Ashwin was delighted to have got the task of reaching 250 Test wickets out of the way and hopes to add to his tally as India push for victory on the final day of their one-off meeting with Bangladesh.

Ashwin moved to the landmark figure in only his 45th appearance after the dismissal of Mushfiqur Rahim in Hyderabad, the spinner the fastest man to 250 in Test match history.

He finished day four with 252 after taking another two during Bangladesh's second innings as the tourists reached the close 356 runs behind with seven wickets remaining.

"It is good to have the record out of the way," he said. "It was one of those days when I started enjoying my spell right from the start.

"It was a delight to bowl in the second innings. I was a little rusty in the first innings, got into a better rhythm in the second innings straightaway, bowling with the new ball.

"It's going to be an interesting day [on Monday]. The wicket is not giving too much help for the spinners, we have to be very very patient in the [first] session."

While Ashwin was not happy with the amount of assistance from the pitch, his team-mate Cheteshwar Pujara believes it is slowly turning in their favour.

"I think the ball has started turning now," Pujara said. "It has opened up and there should be more assistance for spinners tomorrow.

"We expected the ball to turn from day three but it started turning more from day four onwards rather than day three."

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