Ravichandran Ashwin took 6 wicket haul against Somerset in a County match at Oval

R Ashwin is playing his maiden first-class match for Surrey.

Indian star off-spinner R Ashwin claimed a six-wicket haul in the second innings of Surrey’s four-day county match against Somerset at the Oval on Wednesday. Early in his spell, Ashwin took the wickets of Steven Davies, Tom Lammonby, and James Hildreth to reduce Somerset to 31/3.

When Ashwin bowled to the left-hander’s Davies and Lammonby, the ball turned and bounced, causing the Somerset duo to perish while attempting to attack him. Hildreth was his third victim, he was trapped lbw while attempting to play on the backfoot to counter the off-spinner.


To claim his fourth victim, Ashwin clean bowled George Bartlett. Ashwin claimed his fifth wicket by sending Roelof van der Merwe back to the dugout.
Somerset was at 60/7 at lunch on Day 4.

In the second session, Ashwin took his sixth wicket of the innings by bowling Marchant de Lange. Surrey bowled Somerset out for 69 in the second innings, requiring 259 runs to win the match, thanks to Ashwin’s outstanding spell of 6/27.


Earlier, in the first innings, Ashwin, who is playing his maiden first-class match for Surrey at the Oval, ended with figures of 1/96.

This game will provide vital match practise for the off-spinner ahead of the highly anticipated five-match Test series against England. The fourth game of the India-England series will be played at the Oval.

Surrey, meanwhile, were bowled out for 240 runs in their first innings, conceding a 189-run lead. Jack Leach dismissed Ashwin for a first-ball duck.