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Warne and Murali put counties in a spin

Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2007, 23:53 [IST]
 
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London:Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan, Test cricket's top two leading wicket-takers of all time, bowled their respective sides to victory in the English County Championship on Monday.

Hampshire captain Warne took five for 50 as Durham were bowled out for 288 in their second innings to give the hosts a 50-run win at the Rose Bowl.

The former Australia leg-spinner, who has 708 Test wickets compared to Murali's 674, finished with match figures of 11 for 133.

Sri Lanka off-spinner Muralitharan took four for 72 at Old Trafford, in a match return of eight for 145, as Lancashire beat Kent by eight wickets.

The win left Lancashire, fifth, nine points ahead of Hampshire in the Championship's First Division.

Elsewhere table-toppers Yorkshire and reigning champions Sussex played out a draw at Headingley. Sussex, set an unlikely 283 to win in a mimimum of 41 overs on Monday's final day, finished on 47 for two.

In the day's other First Division match Warwickshire and neighbours Worcestershire played out a draw at Edgbaston.

It was a simiilar story in the Second Division fixture between Midlands rivals Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire for whom Australia's Simon Katich scored an unbeaten 50 on Monday.

At Lord's, England batsman Owais Shah scored 131 as Middlesex drew with Essex while rain ensured a draw between Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.

Brief Scores:

Hampshire Ist innings 232 all out (Lumb 70, Mascarenhas 34, Carberry 30; Onions 3 for 61, Wiseman 2 for 23) and 309 for 9 decl (Tremlett 62 n o, Mascarenhas 60, Brown 59; Davies 4 for 48, Plunkett 2 for 79) beat Durham Ist innings 288 (Di Venuto 124, Muchall 59; Warne 6 for 83, Tremlett 3 for 63) and 203 all out (Di Venuto 50; Warne 5 for 50, Tremlett 4 for 47). By 50 runs

Lancashire Ist innings 451 for 5 decl (Brad Hodge 156 n o, Mal Loye 75, Stuart Law 58, Sutcliff 57) and 12 for 2 (Loye 9 n o; Cook 2 for 9) beat Kent Ist innings 272 (Denly 77, Garient Jones 70; Murali 4 for 73, Anderson 3 for 64) and 190 all out (van Jaarsveld 85, Stevens 55; Murali 4 for 72, Anderson 2 for 48, Keedy 2 for 17).

Yorkshire Ist innings 139 (Shahzad 32 n o, Brophy 30; Naved-ul-Hasan 3 for 34, Mushtaq Ahmed 3 for 40, Martin-Jenkins 2 for 20) and 284 for 6 decl (Anthony McGrath 58, Craig White 49, A Rashid 49 n o, Jacques Rudolph 46, Younis Khan 31; Lewry 2 for 37) drew with Sussex 141 all out (Adams 29, Nash 28, Yardy 20; Amzad Shahzad 4 for 22, Bresnan 2 for 14, Gillespie 2 for 54).

AFP

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