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Kumble grabs five as leggies put Worcs in a spin

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Aug 9 (UNI) Veteran spinner Anil Kumble emerged as the wrecker-in-chief, claiming five wickets while Ian Salisbury, another exponent of the art of leg spin, claimed four to bowl out Worcestershire for 304 on day one of the Division Two game at New Road.

Stephen Moore (44) and Phil Jaques (95) put on 97 for the first wicket but once Salisbiry trapped the former, Worcestershire lost wickets at regular intervals and Daryl Mitchell was the lone face of defiance with an unbeaten 54.

Kumble got a vital breakthrough when he caught rival skipper Vikram Solanki (17) off his own bowling and then Salisbury grabbed two more -- Ben Smith and then Jacques -- and Worcestershire found itself in the rut.

Anil Kumble returned Stephen Davies and then claimed the last three wickets, including that of former Team India colleague Zaheer Khan (4), who was trapped leg before.

Kumble's figures read 33-8-80-5.

Surrey reached 42 for no loss in reply before the close of play.

Zaheer Khan bowled seven fruitless over, including a maiden, which cost him 22 runs.


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