Morne Morkel helps Surrey to maintain top spot in County championship

Morkel registered match figures of 9 for 120.

Morne Morkel led the bowling attack for Surrey. (Getty)

Morne Morkel who is representing Surrey in the ongoing  First Division table in English cricket's County Championship on Tuesday, ripped through the Nottinghamshire batting line-up to help Surrey maintain the top spot in the competition. 

The former Proteas fast bowler took five for 60, on his way to match figures of nine for 120 as Surrey won by an innings and 183 runs on the third day at Trent Bridge. This victory saw them extend their lead over second-placed Nottinghamshire to 43 points, with a game in hand.

Nottinghamshire who restarted their innings on 55 were bowled out for 199 with Samit Patel top scoring with 55. Patel and Billy Root, younger brother of England captain Joe, put on 45 in 10 overs before Morkel dismissed both batsmen before ending the match by claiming the wicket of tailender Jake Ball.

Morkel has now taken 25 wickets for Surrey in just four outings. Nottinghamshire coach Peter Moores was mighty impressed with the performance of their opponents. 

"They look a good side so credit to them.They're in a great position and if they keep playing this cricket they've got a great chance. Morkel is key. He opens things up for them," the former England coach said. 

(Inputs from Cricketnext) 


By Anshuman Roy - 25 Jul, 2018

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