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R Ashwin stars with a five-wicket haul on County cricket debut

Ashwin, who had taken three wickets in the first innings, took a five-wicket haul in the second innings to set up the big win for his team.

Reported by: PTI, New Delhi [ Published on: August 31, 2017 23:46 IST ]
Image Source : GETTY IMAGES R Ashwin poses with the cricket ball.

Ravichandran Ashwin ended with eight wickets on his County Cricket debut as Worcestershire defeated Gloucestershire by 189 runs in a Division 2 game.

Ashwin, who had taken three wickets in the first innings, took a five-wicket haul in the second innings to set up the big win for his team. 

Chasing 401, Gloucestershire were bowled out 211 on day four with Ashwin taking five wickets for 68 runs in 34 overs. 

The Indian spinner also chipped in with the bat, scoring 36 and 21 in the two innings. 

Brief scores: Worcestershire 363 and 295/8d. Gloucestershire 258 and 211 (Roderick 47; Ashwin 5/68).

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