Hasan Ali breaks stumps in County Championship match



Pakistan’s fast bowler Hasan Ali broke the middle stump while taking James Bracey’s wicket — who plays for Gloucestershire County Cricket Club.

Hasan, who is representing the Lancashire County Cricket Club in the ongoing County Cham-pionship 2022, celebrated the wicket in his signature style.

The pacer took the broken stumps in his hands and received appreciation from his teammates on the ground.

The star bowler is playing exceptionally in the ongoing county championship in England. In the first innings, he had taken six wickets while conceding only 46 runs.

Lancashire Cricket roped in Pakistani seamer Hassan Ali for the first six matches of the 2022 LV= Insurance County Championship, a statement from the cricket club said Tuesday.

The 27-year-old is a proven wicket-taker in red-ball cricket, with 72 wickets at an average of 21 in Test matches and an overall First-Class tally of 244 wickets at 23. So far, Hasan Ali has taken one wicket in the second innings, but the delivery he produced to remove James Bracey has become the talk of the town.

The Pakistan pacer unleashed a searing yorker which Bracey had no answers to. The ball cannoned into the middle stump, breaking it into two. Lancashire posted videos of Hasan Ali’s sensa-tional delivery to dismiss James Bracey on their Twitter handle:

At stumps on Day 3, Gloucestershire were still trailing Lancashire by 237 runs and will need some-thing special to wrestle away the advantage from the opposition.

In the first innings, Josh Bohannon hit a brilliant double century while captain Dane Vilas scored 109 off 147 balls as Lancashire piled on the runs in Manchester. Zafar Gohar was the most successful bowler for Gloucestershire in the first innings, taking four for 135.

In the second innings, James Anderson, who went wicketless in the first, gave Lancashire the early breakthrough by removing Australian batter Marcus Harris. Saqib Mahmood was the next to strike as he sent Chris Dent packing on 19.

Bracey and Miles Hammond steadied the ship briefly before Hasan Ali rocked them again with his sensational yorker.—Agencies


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