R Ashwin county cricket: Ashwin foxes Tom Lammonby to pick first wicket in Surrey vs Somerset County Championship match

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 11/07/2021

Ravi Ashwin foxes Tom Lammonby: The premier Indian spinner picked his first wicket in the second session at The Oval.

During the first day of a Group 2 match of County Championship 2021 between Surrey and Somerset at The Oval, Surrey spinner Ravichandran Ashwin picked his first wicket of the season by dismissing Somerset batsman Tom Lammonby.

It all happened on the third delivery of the 40th over when left-handed Lammonby was foxed all ends up by Ashwin. Playing for the natural turn, Lammonby shouldered arms to a ball which pitched on off-stump anticipating it to turn away from him.

In a surprising turn of events for Lammonby, the ball didn’t turn and held its line to hit his off-stump leaving him with no chance of preventing his dismissal.

Coming in to bat at No. 3 in the 12th over, Lammonby departed after scoring 42 (89) with the help of five fours and a six as the visitors lost their third wicket in the first half of the second session.

After Somerset captain James Hildreth won the toss and chose to bat, Surrey captain Rory Burns opened the bowling with Ashwin making him the first spinner bowl the first over of a county match since August 2010.

At the time of writing this story, Ashwin has registered bowling figures of 20-4-51-1. Other than Ashwin, pacer Jordan Clark and spinner Aman Virdi also picked a wicket apiece till now.

Ravi Ashwin foxes Tom Lammonby in Surrey vs Somerset match

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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