Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif returned to welcome form, as he captured three wickets for 67 runs in 22 overs, on the opening day of Leicestershireâ€™s English County Championship Division Two match against Northamptonshire, here at the Oakham School Ground on Wednesday.
Elsewhere at Horsham, in a Division One match at the Cricketfield Road Ground, leaders Sussex were 348-8 after 100.3 overs playing against Middlesex with the close of play coming near.
There was an incredible 116 runs partnership for the eighth wicket in which Pakistanâ€™s Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, switching from his role of a devastating bowler, turned into a master blaster as he hit 64 runs off just 51 balls with seven fours and two sixes.
After a somewhat lean run following a promising start for his county this summer, ASif began by removing both Northants opener with just nine runs on the board. The visitors then lifted themselves to a score of 331 before being all out.
A seventh-wicket stand of 140 runs lifted Northamptonshire from 144-6. Former South Africa all-rounder Lance Klusener hit 122, in just short of four hours, off 163 balls with 17 fours and a six. His parner Ben Phillips made 72.
Source:The NewsMore on:Leicestershire, Mohammad Asif, Rana Naveed
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