Dream Debut For Siraj In County Cricket
India’s fast bowler Mohammad Siraj has made a stellar debut in county cricket. 28-year-old Siraj has taken 5 wickets in the first innings of his first match. He showed the way to the pavilion to 5 batsmen including Pakistan’s opener Imam-ul-Haq. Out of these, 3 batsmen were caught by wicketkeeper Mitchell Burgess, while two were LBW.
Thanks to his brilliant performance, Yorkshire’s team bowled Somerset for 219 runs in the Division-1 match. Siraj spent 82 runs in 24 overs at an economy of 3.41. His bowling also included 6 maiden overs. In retaliation, Yorkshire lost 6 wickets for 144 runs till the writing of the news.
Siraj first caught Pakistan’s opener Imam-ul-Haq at the hands of wicket-keeper Burgas. Then he could score only 5 runs. After that, he got English batsman George Bartlett (12) who came to bat at number-4, and wicket-keeper batsman James Rave (0) behind the wicket.
After the dismissal of Rev, Lewis Gregory got his feet on the crease. He was playing for 60 when Siraj got him out of lbw. After this, tail batsman Josh Davey was lbw at 21.
Gave lead in test series
Siraj played an important role in giving Team India a 2-1 lead in the five-match Test series played last year. However, the Indian team lost the fifth match in early July and the series was tied 2-2.
One wicket for Jayant
After Siraj, Indian spinner Jayant Yadav is also playing for Yorkshire. He took one wicket in 14 overs by conceding 42 runs.