Morne Morkel delivers for Surrey against Lancashire

Morkel picked up 6 for 57 for Surrey.

Morne Morkel for Surrey. (BBC)

Morne Morkel bowled a match-winning spell for Surrey against Lancashire in the County Championship Division One this week. He picked up 6 for 57 and played a key role in helping his side win against the opposition. 

Morkel was delighted with his performance and said that this was one of the best games he played. "That's one of the best games of cricket I’ve ever been involved in. It was nail-biting right to the end and we rolled the dice at the interval by opting to take the second new ball," he said.

"We knew it would be easier to score off, but it was a gamble worth taking and it paid off. It was also great to be able to contribute with the bat in both our innings."

Having represented South Africa since 2006 to 2018 Morkel formed a dominating fast bowling partnership with Dale Steyn. Plus he has played T20 cricket all over the world for different franchises. 

Morkel participated for Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals in the IPL and has also represented the St Lucia Zouks in the Caribbean Premier League.

Morkel retired from international cricket after South Africa's controversial Test series against Australia which the former won 3-1. 

(Inputs from Sport  24)

By Anshuman Roy - 24 Aug, 2018

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