Rashid in form again for Yorks

Adil Rashid, in form
Adil Rashid, in form
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Adil Rashid continued to make his mark on Yorkshire’s game with Somerset before the rain intervened on the third day at Headingley yesterday.

He followed up his career-best 180 with two wickets in two balls as Yorkshire made inroads into Somerset’s reply to their massive 505-9 dec.

Coming back after a pre-season story that he was unsettled - dismissed by both player and county - Rashid had already shown form with the bat before his innings here which saw him, with Gary Ballance, 107, set a fifth wicket record stand for the county against Somerset and then go on to take it to 207, surpassing Yorkshire’s highest ever fifth-wicket stand at Headingley set in 1919 by Roy Kilner and George Hirst.

When Somerset resumed on 98-1 (Marcus Trescothick dismissed late on for 53), Tim Bresnan struck with his second ball, trapping Nick Compton lbw for 33.

He then bowled Jack Leach for eight before South African Alviro Petersen, 54, and James Hildreth, 31no added 66.

With the score on 189, Rashid struck having Petersen caught and, next ball, had Arul Suppiah snared by Joe Sayers.