Ashwin spins Worcestershire to sweet win

The India off-spinner finishes with an eight-wicket match haul, which includes a fifer in the second innings, as the Midlands Club beats Gloucestershire by 189 runs.

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

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 a 5/68 in the second innings during a 189-run win that saw Midlands club Worcestershire regain second place in the Second Division.

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

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.

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