County Championship: R. Ashwin takes six for Nottinghamshire (again) against Surrey

It completes his first 10-wicket haul for the match this season.

R. Ashwin is enjoying his County stint with Nottinghamshire.   -  AFP

India and Nottinghamshire off-break bowler R. Ashwin took his match haul to 12 wickets with his second-innings six-for against Surrey in the County Championship Division One match at Trent Bridge on Monday.

Ashwin took six for 75 in Surrey's second innings, having taken six for 69 in the first, finishing with match figures of 64.2-17-144-12. This is his first 10-wicket haul of the season for Nottinghamshire.

Ashwin took the new ball for the bottom-placed club and picked up his first wicket with just his third delivery, trapping Ryan Patel in front. He went on to take the wickets of Dean Elgar, an overseas player for Surrey and a half-centurion in the first innings, Scott Borthwick, Rikki Clarke, Jordan Clark and Gareth Batty.

Ashwin, who is the fastest ever to take 300 wickets in Test cricket, has been extremely potent with the ball during his current County stint with Nottinghamshire. His 12 wickets against Surrey have taken his tally for the season to 23 after he picked eight in the previous match against Somerset, and three against Essex.

Set a target of 349, Nottinghamshire was reduced to 92 for eight and Ashwin, who walked in to bat at No. 7 with his team already in deep trouble at five for 71, was involved in the highest partnership of the innings with England's Stuart Broad.

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