India’s talisman off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has continued to impress in the County cricket. Ashwin scalped 12 wickets against Surrey, however, his bowling performance went in vain as Nottinghamshire lost the match by a big margin. The Tamil Nadu spinner returned with the figures of 6-69 in the first innings after Surrey captain Rory Burns won the toss and decided to bat first.
Thanks to a brilliant spell from Ashwin, Nottinghamshire was able to skittle out Surrey for 240 runs. LA Patterson-White also took three wickets for Nottinghamshire. Dean Elgar top-scored for Surrey as the southpaw batsman scored 59 runs. However, Elgar once again fell to Ashwin, who has troubled him in the past.
Ashwin came up with an all-round performance.
However, Nottinghamshire was bundled out for a paltry score of 116 runs in the first innings to give a healthy lead of 124 runs to Surrey. In fact, Ashwin top-scored with 27 runs from 75 balls for his side as no other batsmen were able to get going. Amar Virdi ran through the batting order of Nottinghamshire as he took eight wickets and conceded only 61 runs in his brilliant spell.
India’s veteran spinner was once again right on the money as he took another six-wicket haul. Ashwin took 6-75 as he once again breathed down the neck of the opposition batsmen. LA Patterson took two wickets and Nottinghamshire had to chase down the huge total of 349 runs to get their first win of the season.
Ashwin was once again brilliant.
However, Nottinghamshire once again could not come up with a better batting performance. The Steven Mullaney-led side was skittled out for 181 runs in the second dig.
Ravichandran Ashwin was once again the top-scorer of the side as he scored an undefeated knock of 66 runs from 79 balls with the help of eight fours and one six. Amar Virdi took six wickets in the second essay to take 14 wickets in the match.