Indian off-spinner R Ashwin played his first County Championship match for Surrey on Sunday. During this, Ravichandran Ashwin also achieved a big position. In the Surrey County match against Somerset at The Oval, R Ashwin got a chance as New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson, who was playing for Surrey and was ruled out due to injury, was replaced by Ashwin in the playing XI. Was placed.
Ashwin, who played for Surrey in the County Championship to prepare for the upcoming five-match Test series against England, got a chance to open the bowling against Somerset. R Ashwin bowled the first over and with this, he made a special achievement in his name. Since August 2010, Ashwin became the first spin bowler to bowl the first over in a County Championship match in 11 years.
In his first over, Ashwin conceded just 2 runs to Somerset openers, Devon Conway and Steve Davis. In the 40th over, Ashwin also managed to take a wicket in the match, he cleans bowled Tom Lamonby for 42 runs. This is Ashwin's first county match for Surrey. He has previously played for Nottinghamshire and Worcestershire. This will be his only appearance for Surrey, as after the match he will join the rest of the England camp for the upcoming practice session for the England Test.
The five-match Test series between India and England is starting from August 4. One match of this series is also to be held at this ground in London, which will be the fourth match of the series. In such a situation, R Ashwin will get experience from playing on this ground, which will be useful for the Indian team.
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