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Ravichandran Ashwin claims 7 against Somerset ahead of Pataudi Trophy 2021

Indian all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin is warming up for the upcoming five-Test series against England for the Pataudi Trophy. He is taking part in the ongoing County Championship; while playing for Surrey, he claimed seven wickets against Somerset.

Ravichandran Ashwin claims 7 against Somerset ahead of Pataudi Trophy 2021-ayh
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London, First Published Jul 15, 2021, 1:14 PM IST
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In what might come as exciting news for Team India and its fans, veteran all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin has seemingly warmed up perfectly for the upcoming five-Test series against England for the Pataudi Trophy, starting August 4. He is taking part in the ongoing County Championship, as he played a game for Surrey against Somerset at The Oval in London.

Ashwin managed to claim a total of seven wickets in both innings. In the second innings, he made a deadly impact, claiming six for 27, as Somerset was shot out for 69. Although the match ended in a draw, it became the perfect warm-up for Ashwin, who was not effective in the ICC World Test Championship final last month.

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Match summary
Electing to bat, Somerset posted 429 courtesy skipper James Hildreth's 107. As for Surrey, it managed 240, while skipper Rory Burns and Mark Stoneman scored 50 and 67, each. While Somerset was shot out for 69 in the following innings, thanks to Ashwin's six-for, Surrey could manage 106/4 before settling for a draw.
Brief scores: Somerset 429 (Hildreth- 107; Clark- 3/75, Virdi- 3/86) & 69 (Hilderth- 14; Ashwin- 6/27) drew Surrey 240 (Burns- 50, Stoneman- 67; Leach- 6/43) & 106/4 (Smith- 46*; van der Merwe- 3/60).

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