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Ashwin and Surrey players celebrate after the dismissal of Van der Merwe.
The Test series against India and England is starting from 4 August. Earlier, Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin had decided to play the count championship. Playing against Somerset for Surrey, he was able to take just 1 wicket in the first innings.
But in the second innings, Ashwin took 6 wickets while returning. Thanks to this, Surrey bundled out Somerset’s team for 69 runs in the second innings. The match was played at the Kennington Oval Ground in London. Team India will play the third test against England on this ground.
Ashwin gave only 27 runs in 15 overs and took 6 wickets.
Ashwin bowled 15 overs in the match. In this he gave only 27 runs and got success. Apart from him, left-arm spinner Daniel Moriarty took 4 wickets for 20 runs in 7.1 overs. Ashwin took the wickets of Steven Davies, Tom Lemonby, James Hildreth, George Bartlett, Van der Merwe and Ben Green in the second innings. Thanks to this, Somerset set Surrey a target of 249 runs. One more day left in the match.
Ashwin bowled the first over in both the innings of the match.
Surrey captain Rory Burns gave Ashwin the first over to bowl in both the innings of the match. He is the first spinner in county history to do so in the last 11 years. Ashwin has been in excellent form for some time now. In February, he became the first bowler to dismiss left-handed batsmen 200 times. Apart from this, he also holds the record for the second fastest to complete 400 wickets after Muttiah Muralitharan.
Surrey captain Rory Burns talking to Ashwin during the match.
Ashwin bowled brilliantly in the WTC final
In the second innings of the World Test Championship final, when other Indian bowlers could not succeed in taking wickets. Then it was Ashwin who gave two blows to New Zealand by taking the wickets of Tom Latham and Devon Conway. However, the Indian team had to face defeat due to lack of runs to defend. Kiwi team beat India by 8 wickets.
Indian team will play third test at Kennington Oval
India and England Test series will start from 4th August. The first Test will be played in Nottingham. After this, the second Test will be played in London (Lord’s) from 12 August. After this, the third Test will be played in Leeds from 25 August, the fourth Test will be played in London (Kennington Oval) from 2 September and the fifth Test will be played in Manchester from 10 September.