Rehman rips apart County's batsmen

ABDUR Rehman claimed career-best figures of 9-65 as Somerset bowled out Worcestershire for 212 on the opening day of the final LV= County Championship match of the season at Taunton.

Worcestershire collapsed from a promising 74-0, Phil Hughes making 42 and Alexei Kervezee 40.

By the close Somerset had reached 142-0 in reply, with Arul Suppiah unbeaten on 73 and Marcus Trescothick 66 not out.

Hughes and Daryl Mitchell dominated the new ball and rattled up a half-century opening stand in 8.4 overs after Mitchell had won the toss.

But everything changed when Rehman was introduced into the attack at the Old Pavilion End. With the last ball of his first over he had Hughes caught at slip by Trescothick, driving at a full delivery.

In his next over Rehman had Mitchell taken by James Hildreth at second slip for 28. Moeen Ali then had the unusual distinction of registering a six and a seven with his first two scoring strokes.

First he hit Rehman handsomely over long-on and then profited from four overthrows after running three to move to 13.

But it was Rehman’s day as Worcestershire wickets soon tumbled as they went from 119-4 to 212 all out, with Ben Cox unbeaten on 25.

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1:57pm Wed 12 Sep 12

dulon says...

Worcs all out for 212 and Somerset are 267 for 1, just after lunch second day .
Now it might be my imagination but I dont think that there is a lot wrong with the wicket ! It must be something else I wonder what it could be .... ?
Worcs all out for 212 and Somerset are 267 for 1, just after lunch second day . Now it might be my imagination but I dont think that there is a lot wrong with the wicket ! It must be something else I wonder what it could be .... ? dulon

2:25pm Wed 12 Sep 12

dulon says...

Tom Guest wrote about worcs warriors last week about 'familiar feeling of fate'
about the team . Do the cricketers have a similar approach ? Maybe Rhodes and Hill could do with a bit of counselling and training !
Tom Guest wrote about worcs warriors last week about 'familiar feeling of fate' about the team . Do the cricketers have a similar approach ? Maybe Rhodes and Hill could do with a bit of counselling and training ! dulon

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