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Harbhajan puts Surrey on top

July 11, 2005 11:55 IST

A fine spell of off-spin bowling by Harbhajan Singh helped Surrey to a commanding position against Gloucestershire in a Division One English County cricket match at Bristol on Sunday.

Harbhajan SinghHarbhajan, who had made 84 in Surrey's first innings score of 603, scalped four wickets for 51 runs as his side bowled out Gloucestershire for 288 and enforced the follow-on.

The Indian bowler took the wickets of James Pearson, Alex Gidman, Christopher Taylor and James Averis. Surrey took a first innings lead of 315 runs on the third day of the four-day match at the County Ground.

He then took his fifth wicket of the match as he dismissed Pearson in the Gloucestershire second innings. Following-on Gloucestershire reached 256 for 4, with Gidman unbeaten on 72.

Elsewhere, Sourav Ganguly made 22 in Glamorgan's second innings as his side slumped to a 10-wicket loss against Nottinghamshire.

Ganguly failed to add anything to his overnight score with his side being folded out for 214 in its second innings and Nottinghamshire notching up the required 57 runs for the big win at Trent Bridge.

The Indian captain had made 47 runs in the first innings before claiming three wickets against the Stephen Fleming-led side.

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