WATCH: R Ashwin bags eight-fer in County Championship for Nottinghamshire

Ashwin followed his first innings spell of 3/93 with an outstanding 5/59 against Somerset.

Ravichandran Ashwin | Getty

Premier India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Tuesday (July 9) scalped 5/59 to help Nottinghamshire bowl out Somerset for just 169 in the second innings of the County Championship Division One first-class game. 

Ashwin's spell was a follow up to another fine performance in the first innings where he picked up 3/93. 


Nottinghamshire was able to pull the game back because of Ashwin and set itself a target of 255 at the Cooper Associates County Ground after conceding a lead of 85, having responded to Somerset’s 326 all-out with a modest 241/10 in the first innings. 

Ashwin picked up overall match figures of 8/123 in 64.3 overs. He was ably supported at the task by left-arm spinner LA Patterson-White (5/73). 

This was Ashwin's second game of his stint with Nottinghamshire. He had figures of 3/162 in the club's innings defeat against defending champions Essex earlier on. 

(Inputs from PTI)


By Kashish Chadha - 10 Jul, 2019

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