Rashid's dream leg-break stuns Durham

27 July 2017

Yorkshire spinner takes four wickets in win over Durham as Sarfraz Ahmed is named as Peter Handscomb's replacement

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A four-wicket haul to Adil Rashid has guided Yorkshire to victory over Durham at Headingley in England's T20 Blast.

The legspinner picked up figures of 4-19 from four overs, including a textbook leg-break that pitched outside the leg stump of Michael Richardson before turning past his bat and clipping the top of off stump.

Richardson is undone by Rashid's brilliant leg-break // Getty Images
Richardson is undone by Rashid's brilliant leg-break // Getty Images

Aussie Peter Handscomb chipped in with some sharp work behind the stumps, completing a tidy stumping to hand Rashid his fourth wicket as Yorkshire recorded a 24-run win.

Earlier, Shaun Marsh hit three boundaries in his innings of 36 from 31 balls before he and Handscomb (7 from 10) were both dismissed by veteran Paul Collingwood.

In form left-hander David Willey was the star of Yorkshire's innings, hitting four sixes in his knock of 44 from just 27 balls as the home side posted 8-152 from their 20 overs.

Handscomb will play two more matches before returning home to start preparations for Australia's Test tour of Bangladesh in August and September.

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Yorkshire overnight announced that Pakistan's Champions Trophy winning captain Sarfraz Ahmed will replace Handscomb for the remainder of the T20 Blast.

Handscomb's departure means Marsh will be Yorkshire's overseas player for their five remaining County Championship matches.

Elsewhere, Worcestershire and Somerset both held their nerve to win high-scoring matches against Nottinghamshire and Hampshire respectively.

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Aussie John Hastings took 3-31 as Worcestershire defended a score of 8-208 against Notts, despite a 27-ball innings of 63 from England opener Alex Hales. All but five of the runs Hales scored come in boundaries, courtesy of 13 fours and a six, but it wasn't enough as Hastings claimed three late wickets, including that of state teammate Dan Christian for 2.

At Taunton, George Bailey managed just 6 as Hampshire fell 14 runs short in pursuit of Somerset's total of 9-204.

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