ICC World Twenty20 stats: Ravichandran Ashwin produces best bowling performance by an Indian

Ravichandran Ashwin's career-best bowling performance against Australia in the ICC World Twenty20 on Sunday is best by an Indian bowler in T20Is, eclipsing Harbhajan Singh's four for 12 against England at Colombo on September 23, 2012.

updated: March 31, 2014 11:07 IST
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Yuvraj Singh played a fluent knock of 60 and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin returned a fine haul of four for 11 as India drubbed Australia by 73 runs at the ICC World Twenty20 to finish unbeaten in Group 2. Chasing 160 for a victory, Australia failed to come to terms with the Ashwin-led spin attack and folded for 86 in what was their third consecutive defeat in the five-team league. Introduced in the fourth over, Ashwin not removed openers Aaron Finch (6) and David Warner (19) dangerous Glenn Maxwell (23) and James Muirhead (11). (Match Report | Highlights | Points Table)

Ashwin, who bagged his second consecutive man-of-the-match award, said the score they were defending was little above par. "I thought 160 was just above par," Ashwin, who took four wickets and gave away just 11 runs, said. (Related: Yuvi is a bombshell in T20s, says Dhoni)

On his bowling, he said, "You have to cut the width for the right-hander, the line I'm bowling is not too wide outside off. We were stretched quite a bit while batting but we're playing well the way we are." (Match in pics)

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