Saturday, October 17, 2015

Adil Rashid: the best figures by an English leg spinner since 1959

On 22 July 2006 I blogged about Adil Rashid's Yorkshire debut, in which he took 6-67 against Warwickshire, and asked:
Won't it be nice if yesterday turns out to have been an historic day in English cricket?
Today, by taking 5-69, Rashid became the first English leg spinner to take five wickets in an innings since Tommy Greenhough in 1959.

That was in the second Pakistan innings. In the first he took 0-163, the worst ever figures for an England bowler on test debut.

Read more about Adil Rashid and about the history of English leg spin.

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