Worcestershire clinch Division Two title after Ashwin fifer

Brief scores: Worcestershire 355 and 242/3 (Daryl Mitchell 123, George Rhodes 51, Thomas Charles Fell 47; Ryan Pringle 2-51) beat Durham 208 and 232 (Graham Clark 62; R Ashwin 5-95, Joe Leach 3-32) by 137 runs

Ravichandran Ashwin picked up a five-wicket haul as Worcestershire completed a comprehensive victory to finish top of Division Two and gain promotion as a result. The victory was set up first by the two overnight batsmen - Daryl Mitchell and George Rhodes - who shared a 111-run stand to aid a quick declaration.

Set a target of 369, Durham were bowled out in just 56.2 overs with Worcestershire's overseas star playing a stellar leading role. With that victory, Worcestershire completed the season with 238 points and secured the Division Two title, for the first time since 2003.

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