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Asif’s debut in County cricket not so Impressive

Written by Wajahat Khan on April 24th, 2006   (271 views)

Pakistan’s new pace sensation Mohammad Asif made his debut in county circuit yesterday at Old Trafford against Lancashire. Playing as an overseas player for Leicestershire, the fast bowler’s debut didn’t went along as he would have wanted. The 23 years old paceman manage to pick up only one wicket of young ‘Kyle Hogg’ in his spell of 10 overs and went for 44 runs in a low scoring game. Danish Mongia, his team mate took 4 wickets for 25 runs in 7 overs playing as second overseas player.

Batting First Lancashire manage to score just 194 for the loss of 8 wickets in 50 overs with two Aussie batsman Andrew Crook and Stuart Law both scoring 42 each. Chasing this moderate total the weak Leicestershire batting lineup collapsed and got all out for only 125 runs. Opener Maunders top scoring 38 while Mahmood and smith picked 3 wickets each.

Leicestershire is placed in second division in both county championship and National League and will be looking for a promotion to first division in the presence of Mohammad Asif. Leicestershire will play their next match against strong Surrey side at home where they would be looking for Asif to produce some good bowling spells.

Pakistan team is due to arrive in England in late June to play 4 Tests and 5 ODIs, until then Asif would be a regular part of Leicestershire.

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