Thatscricket - News - Saqlain's effort leaves Surrey at doorstep of victory
Published: Sunday, August 25, 2002, 23:53 [IST]
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London: Pakistan spin wizard Saqlain Mushtaq took eleven wickets to help steer Surrey closer to victory in its English County Championship clash with Hampshire at The Oval on Saturday.[an error occurred while processing this directive]The spinner bagged six second-innings wickets to follow the five he claimed in the first innings as Surrey left its opponents on the brink of an innings defeat.Surrey powered on from its overnight 410 for five to reach 576 and establish a first-innings lead of 386.Centurion Ali Brown's innings was finally ended on 135, Jon Batty contributed a more than useful 89 and tailenders Martin Bicknell (24), Ian Salisbury (27) and Saqlain (18) all made significant contributions.Hampshire, all out for 190 first time around, fared much better in its second innings but Saqlain's six for 115 left just the last rites to be administered at 303 for eight.
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