Rashid bowls Tykes to win

Leg-spinner the hero as Hampshire collapse to innings defeat

Last Updated: 14/08/09 4:43pm

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Rashid: superb all-round display

Rashid: superb all-round display

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LV County Championship - Division One
Hampshire 250 (J H K Adams 79, M J Lumb 51, A Shahzad 4-72) & 252 (M A Carberry 70, L A Dawson 50, A U Rashid 5-41) v Yorkshire 524 (A U Rashid 117 no, J A Rudolph 90, A Shahzad 78, G L Brophy 53, J J Sayers 50)
Yorkshire (21pts) beat Hampshire (4pts) by an innings and 22 runs

Adil Rashid bowled Yorkshire to victory by an innings and 22 runs on the final day against Hampshire at May's Bounty, Basingstoke.

The result was the Tykes' first success in 21 championship matches and moves them above Hampshire and out of the Division One relegation zone.

Leg-spinner Rashid, fresh from scoring an unbeaten century on day three, took 5-41 as Hampshire collapsed from 230-4 to 252 all out in their second innings.

Resuming at 75-2, Hampshire required another 199 runs just to make their visitors bat again.

The unbeaten batsmen overnight, Michael Carberry (70) and James Vince (43), both fell in the morning session but the innings was revived by a 94-run, fourth-wicket stand between Liam Dawson (50) and Sean Ervine (48) either side of lunch.

But Ervine's departure, run out by Joe Sayers, sparked a Rashid-inspired collapse that saw the final six wickets go down for the addition of 21 runs.

Rashid accounted for the final five, including Dimitri Mascarenhas and Chris Tremlett for ducks, to end Yorkshire's long drought.

Day three

Adil Rashid hit a career-best 117 not out as Yorkshire chased what will be their first win in 20 County Championship matches at Basingstoke.

Rashid and Ajmal Shahzad (78) put on an eighth-wicket stand of 192 - a record for the visitors - as Hampshire put down a string of dropped catches.

Shahzad's previous best innings had been 41 and his personal best was reached - including sixes off Imran Tahir - after he was dropped at both mid-off and in the slips.

Yorkshire began the day just 23 runs ahead on 273-7 but advanced to 460 before Shahzad was caught by Jimmy Adams off Chris Tremlett.

Rashid - who hit a six and 14 fours in facing 190 balls - was also missed in the slips by Liam Dawson and by Sean Ervine on his way to his third career century.

Matthew Hoggard gave Tremlett his second wicket of the innings after driving to Dimitri Mascarenhas at mid-off before last man Deon Kruis helped Rashid add a further 36 runs.

Needing 275 runs to win, Hampshire made a bad start and lost Adams (6) bowled by Tim Bresnan, who also then former Yorkshire batsman Michael Lumb lbw.

Reduced to 10-2, Hampshire added another 29 runs before James Vince was dropped at third slip by Bresnan off Kruis.

They only batted with any authority after Bresnan - who finished with figures of two for five - completed his first spell.

England candidate Michael Carberry hit six fours in his unbeaten 41 and Vince, making the most of his escape, was 27 not out at the close.

Day two

Jacques Rudolph's carefully-compiled 90 helped Yorkshire attain a narrow advantage over relegation rivals Hampshire at Basingstoke.

South African opening batsman Rudolph batted through 78 overs and faced 237 balls to prevent Yorkshire throwing away a strong start to their first innings.

In reply to Hampshire's 250 all out, Rudolph and opening partner Joe Sayers took the score to 132 before they were parted.

From that moment the Yorkshire innings went into decline. Anthony McGrath was caught off Griffiths without scoring two runs later, and then Andrew Gale was again held by Dawson at second slip.

Gale had made eight and his exit gave Hampshire captain Dimitri Mascarenhas his only wicket of the day.

Yorkshire went in at tea 84 behind at 166-3 with Rudolph in sight of his fourth century of the season.

But he stayed calm as wickets started to fall at the other end with Jonathan Bairstow leg before, half forward to leg spinner Imran Tahir at 173.

Griffiths was the most successful of the Hampshire bowlers with figures of 3-65 while Tahir returned to form with 2-36 on a wicket more helpful to the pace bowlers.

Day one

Ajmal Shahzad tore through the Hampshire tail with three wickets in an over to tip the balance in Yorkshire's favour on the first day of their LV County Championship Division One match at Basingstoke's May's Bounty.

Shahzad dismissed Dimitri Mascarenhas with his first delivery to a catch at the wicket and then knocked back the off-stump of Chris Tremlett next ball.

Imran Tahir managed to avert the hat-trick, but with the last ball of the over Shahzad had wicket-keeper Tom Burrows leg before to a delivery which kept low.

Shahzad finished with figures of four for 72 from 22 overs as Hampshire, after losing the toss, struggled to 250 all out.

Jimmy Adams top scored for Hants with 79 but opening partner and England candidate Michael Carberry failed to maintain his recent form as he went for 23, caught in the gully by Tim Bresnan off Shahzad.

Former Yorkshire batsman Michael Lumb was the only other batsman to enjoy any real success as he reached 51 before he went leg before to Bresnan, who finished with figures of three for 45.

Yorkshire then reduced the deficit by 13 without loss from the three overs remaining of the day's play.

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