Pujara, Ashwin fail to make it count

While Cheteshwar Pujara was rapped on the pads for just four runs in Nottinghamshire's second innings, Ravichandran Ashwin, playing for the opponents, failed to pick up a wicket and conceded 25 runs in 6 wickets.

Cheteshwar Pujara was rapped on the pads for just four runs in Nottinghamshire's second innings   -  KVS Giri

Nottinghamshire took a 88-run lead against Worcestershire on the second day of its  County Championship Division Two match in Nottingham on Wednesday, but both the Indians featuring in the game flattered to decieve. While Cheteshwar Pujara was rapped on the pads for just four runs in Nottinghamshire's second innings, Ravichandran Ashwin, playing for the opponents, failed to pick up a wicket and conceded 25 runs in 6 wickets.

After being bundled out for 193 in the first innings, Nottinghamshire conceded a slender lead to Worcestershire (243) in the first innings. Even though he failed to impress with the ball later, Ashwin played a 25-ball-19 knock for Worcestershire in the first innings. In its second innings too, Notts suffered middle-order collapse, and had to end the day at 138-5.