Pakistani pacer Mohamamd Hasnain delivers unplayable yorker in County Game

Pakistani pacer Mohamamd Hasnain delivers unplayable yorker in County Game

Mohammad Hasnain has not featured for the Pakistani side since the home series against West Indies in 2021.

Mohammad Hasnain
Mohammad Hasnain. (Photo source: LV= Insurance County Championship/ Twitter)

The 40th Division Two County Championship match between Derbyshire and Worcestershire produced a moment of magic when Worcestershire’s Mohammad Hasnain dished out an unplayable swinging yorker to dismiss Anuj Dal, wrapping up Derbyshire’s innings on 130.

Derbyshire made an atrocious start to their innings, losing five wickets inside the first eight overs of the match, and were staring at a total below the three-figure mark. Derbyshire skipper Leus du Plooy and Anuj Dal consolidated for a brief while before the former was dismissed, and wickets kept tumbling from the end.

Dal, who was the last man standing, had his eye in and was playing at 55 off 111 deliveries, that is when Pakistan’s 22-year-old pacer Mohammad Hasnain ran in to bowl his 12th over of the match and bowled a corker of delivery to get rid of the well-settled batter at the crease. The right arm quick aimed a yorker at the foot of the batter, which swung prodigiously to rattle his stumps, giving him no chance of defending the stumps.

Derbyshire in command of the match

Derbyshire finished their first innings with 130 on the board, and Dal was the top scorer for the team with his 55. Worcestershire, in their reply, lost three quick wickets early in the innings but gained command after that with the scorecard reading 120/3. The team suffered an inexplicable collapse after the dismissal of Kashif Ali (52 off 74) and were bundled out for 185 runs, gaining a slight lead of 55 runs.

Lancashire-born Ben Aitchison was the star with the ball in hand, finishing with a four-for, while Sam Conners returned with three wickets in his 15 overs. In their second innings, Derbyshire looked solid and, by the end of play on day two, were leading by 231 runs with a score of 286/6. First innings half-centurion Dal recorded a second fifty in the match and is unbeaten on 85 with Mattie McKiernan playing on 58*. Hasnain has been wicketless so far in his 11 overs.

Meanwhile, Derbyshire are currently sitting at the fourth place while Worcestershire are nine points adrift in the fifth position in the Divison two Championship table.