Patel delivers dream over

Jeetan Patel has produced a devastating bowling spell to give Warwickshire a chance of victory in their clash with Surrey in the County Championship overnight.

The Warwickshire captain bowled unchanged to take 4-53, with three of the four wickets coming in five balls in the same over as he removed Dean Elgar, Ryan Patel and Will Jacks, claiming a famous triple-wicket maiden.

After resuming on 275-8, looking for a third batting point, the Bears could only reach 293, losing Liam Norwell for 64 and Henry Brookes for 41, both removed by Morne Morkel (3-87).

But they then bowled out Surrey for 188, inspired by Patel’s 31-over spell.

Batting again, the Bears closed on 26-0 to build a lead of 131.

Patel’s over is being hailed as one of the best overs bowled  at Edgbaston since England allrounder Andrew Flintoff’s famous over against Australia in the second test of the 2005 Ashes series.

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