ICL: Indian Cricket League

Mushtaq back among the wickets



Pakistan’s veteran leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed returned to his wicket-taking ways, at the John Walker’s Ground in Southgate on Saturday in an English County Championship Division One match, but eventually only one wicket was required by Sussex when the game ended in a draw with Middlesex at 208-9.

Set an improbable target of 421 runs, Middlesex floundered after a good start. They were saved by time at the end of the four-day match, with Mushtaq returning figures of 3-74 in 27 overs of which 12 were maidens.

His Pakistani teammate Yasir Arafat, a fast-medium bowling all-rounder, followed first innings figures of 5-94 with another impressive stint of two wickets for 71 runs in 18 overs.

Mushtaq, hoping to break into the Pakistan team now touring England, had a torrid time at the hands of the Middlesex batsmen in the first innings. He bowled 42 overs (with only a solitary maiden) and failed to claim any wickets while conceding 168 runs.
Source:The News

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