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Bhajji claims 11 wickets for Surrey

The Indian spinner emphasises his blazing form by helping Surrey stun Kent by four wickets in two days in the county match.
By HT Correspondent | PTI, London
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2007 11:26 AM IST

Despite being ignored by Indian selectors for the upcoming one-day series against England, spinner Harbhajan Singh emphasised his blazing form by claiming an 11-wicket match haul to help Surrey stun Kent by four wickets in two days in the county cricket championship.

Harbhajan took 6-57 to add to his five wickets in the first innings as Kent were bundled out for just 171 at Canterbury.

That left Surrey needing just 107 to win which they reached in 24 overs as Harbhajan top-scored with 29 off 22 balls to gain crucial points for Surrey to avoid relegation from Division One.

The success was Surrey's only second win all season in the championship.

The Indian off-spinner's feat was remarkable as the match was played on a green top and the star-studded Kent chose to bat first.

Kent played with players like Robert Key, Geraint Jones, South African Martin van Jaarsveld, Pakistan's Yasir Arafat and Sri Lankan Lasith Malinga.

Harbhajan, who was also kept out of the Test team, has now been selected to represent India in Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa in September.

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