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Bairstow, Ashwin 100th test in India-England clash, Williamson and Southee’s 100th test in NZ-AUS test as well

Cricket greats Ashwin, Bairstow, Williamson and Southee ready for double achievement in Dharamsala and Trans-Tasman match.

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Ashwin, Bairstow, Williamson, Southee are all set for double milestone in cricket.

Historical day for Test Cricket

Bairstow, Ashwin 100th test: Two important milestones are about to be recorded in the history of cricket. As the fifth and final Test between India and England begins in Dharamsala, cricket fans will witness the remarkable feat of two legends, Ravichandran Ashwin and Jonny Bairstow, as they take the field for their 100th Test match. Also, across the Tasman Sea, New Zealand’s Kane Williamson and Tim Southee will look to achieve the same feat in their second and final Test against Australia.

Second example of Bairstow, Ashwin 100th Test cricket

The last time such an incident happened was during the England-Australia Ashes series in Perth in 2013, where both Alastair Cook and Michael Clarke celebrated their 100th Test together. This makes it an even rarer sight in the current scenario for two pairs of players to achieve this feat together.

This is only the second time in the history of Test cricket that players from two teams have reached the coveted 100-Test milestone in the same match. The first such incident happened in the year 2000, when former England captains Michael Atherton and Alec Stewart achieved the feat against West Indies at Old Trafford. In 2006, South Africa’s Jacques Kallis, along with New Zealand’s Shaun Pollock and Stephen Fleming, made history by playing their 100th Test in the same match at Centurion.

Historic 100th Test milestone in Dharamsala and New Zealand

These four greats of cricket – Ashwin, Bairstow, Williamson and Southee – are preparing to make this unique record. The event reflects his illustrious career and underlines his contribution to the game over the years.

First of all, we face Dharamsala Test, where Team India aims to have a strong hold on the World Test Championship points table. India, who currently hold the top spot, will be looking to further consolidate their position with a win over England, led by the experienced Ashwin. Explosive batsman Jonny Bairstow, who is playing his 100th Test.

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Williamson, Southee’s 100th Test, New Zealand eyes comeback against Australia; India captured the series 3-1

Across the Tasman Sea, New Zealand will face Australia in their second and final Test, with Kane Williamson and Tim Southee both playing in their 100th Test. Williamson, who will play the next Test with 32 centuries and 33 half-centuries in 99 Test matches, is set to join the 100 club of New Zealand players. On the other hand, the fast bowler of Saudi Kiwi team has taken 378 wickets in his 99 test matches.

Bouncing back after the initial shock in the first match of the ongoing series, India has already secured an unassailable 3-1 lead. England won the first match by 28 runs, but lost the following three matches, while India dominated with wins in the second, third and fourth Tests.

On the other hand, New Zealand wants to make a comeback after the recent defeat against Australia. In their previous encounter, Australia had scored 383 and 164, while New Zealand could only manage 179 and 196 and lost by 172 runs. The Kiwis will be looking to level their series with a win against their trans-Tasman rivals.

There is set to be a memorable clash between two cricket giants, India and England and trans-Tasman rivals, New Zealand and Australia. This will be a historic moment for these four greats in Test cricket.

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