Senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh marked his recall to the national side with figures of 3 for 35 for his side Essex in a winning cause against Kent, in a County Championship match in Canterburry on Friday.
The 15 member Indian squad - Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Gautam Gambhir (Vice captain), Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Irfan Pathan, R Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, L Balaji, Ashok Dinda, Rohit Sharma, Piyush Chawla, Harbhajan Singh and Manoj Tiwari-picked for the T20 international series against New Zealand and ICC World T20 2012. PTI photo
This is by far Harbhajan's best figures in this county season. Along with Maurice
Chambers (4/31) and Graham Napier (3/26), Harbhajan demolished Kent in their second innings for 101 thereby setting a platform for a seven-wicket victory.
Harbahajan had also got a wicket in the first innings. In the second innings, he trapped opener Sam Northeast (3) leg before. He then removed another top-order batsman Alex Blake (18) caught by Chambers. His final victim was former England wicketkeeper Gerraint Jones (13) who was caught by Ryan ten Doeschate. Harbhajan's figures were 15-3-35-3.
Requiring 55 to win, Essex knocked off the runs in 18.3 overs.