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Rashid shines in run feast

— 10 May 2013

Yorkshire all-rounder Adil Rashid is in the form of his life. After returning to first team action at the start of the season, the Bradford-born leg spinner and attacking batsman is showing why he has the potential to have a huge influence on Yorkshire’s season in the LV=County Championship.

Coming in at number six in the batting order he ended the day unbeaten on 120 as Yorkshire recovered from 75-4 to close Day One on 332-5.

He shared a record fifth wicket stand for Yorkshire at Headingley of 207 with Gary Ballance (107).

“We didn’t start off particularly well, but me and Gary Ballance put a good partnership on,” said Rashid.

“There was a bit of pressure on, but we’ve been in these situations before. We were just talking to one another, and we had a game-plan, and it paid off. 

“It was nice to spend some time in the middle and get a few runs.

“We executed our skills, and Gary has played magnificently well. Hopefully we can do the same tomorrow. 

“The first half an hour’s crucial. We need to make sure we don’t lose a wicket and build from there.

“It nice to get a hundred at anytime and anywhere. It’s taken a long time coming, but hopefully now I can make it a big one and make it count.”


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