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India’s Ravichandran Ashwin stars in Worcestershire win

Ravichandran Ashwin took eight wickets in the match and five for 68 in the second innings during a 189-run win that saw Midlands club Worcestershire regain second place in the Second Division.

cricket Updated: Aug 31, 2017 21:02 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse, London
Ravichandran Ashwin,India national cricket team,Worcestershire
India's Ravichandran Ashwin helped Worcestershire in English county cricket.(Reuters)

India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was in the wickets for Worcestershire on Thursday as he marked his club debut with a thumping English County Championship victory at home to Gloucestershire.

Ashwin took eight wickets in the match and five for 68 in the second innings during a 189-run win that saw Midlands club Worcestershire regain second place in the Second Division.

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Ashwin walked off to a standing ovation from the crowd at New Road, Worcester after Gloucestershire were dismissed for 211.

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Worcestershire’s sixth County Championship win of the season moved them 19 points clear of Sussex, who have a game in hand, and set them up well for next week’s top-of-the-table match with leaders Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

First Published: Aug 31, 2017 21:02 IST