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Somerset win by 5 wickets

Somerset vs Notts

Rehman shines on debut

Somerset ease to victory in just 29.2 overs

Abdur Rehman: six wickets on debut

Pakistan spinner Abdur Rehman made a memorable Clydesdale Bank 40 debut for Somerset in their five-wicket win over Nottinghamshire at Taunton.

The left-armer claimed 6-16 - a record for the county in 40-over cricket - as Notts struggled to 206-9, a total which Somerset needed only 29.2 overs to pass.

Rehman, who was given the new ball, switched ends twice during three spells and made the ball turn with increasing venom.

His first victim was Alex Hales, lbw reverse sweeping for seven with the total on 19, but Riki Wessels (53) and Michael Lumb (41) then put on 77 for the second wicket before the latter departed.

Having switched to the River End, Rehman bowled Wessels middle stump with a ripper that pitched on leg and then had Adam Voges caught at slip by Marcus Trescothick for one.

Rehman reverted to the Old Pavilion End to take three more wickets as Steve Mullaney, Jake Ball and Luke Fletcher all fell.

Craig Kieswetter lead the way in Somerset's reply with a rapid 44 and skipper Trescothick saw his side home with a responsible 87 not out off 69 balls with 10 fours and a six.

Match Details

Date
12th Aug 2012
Toss
Somerset won the toss and elected to bowl.
Venue
The County Ground, Taunton
Umpires
S J O'Shaughnessy and D J Millns

somerset BATTING CARD

Batsman R
Trescothick not out 87
Kieswetter b A. Carter 44
Trego c Mullaney b White 26
Hildreth c Voges b White 4
Buttler b A. Carter 26
Rehman c Read b A. Carter 9
Suppiah not out 9
Extras 2nb, 1w, 1lb 4
Total 29.2 Overs 209 - 5
Full Batting Card

notts BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
Patel 8 1 56 0
Fletcher 4 0 32 0
A. Carter 6 0 48 3
White 6.2 0 31 2
J. Ball 1 0 18 0
Mullaney 2 0 16 0
Voges 2 0 7 0
Full Bowling Card