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WATCH | England bowler Shoaib Bashir concedes 38 runs in over during County Championship game

Surrey all-rounder Dan Lawrence scored 175 off just 223 balls and highlighted his innings by smashing five consecutive sixes off Worcestershire spinner Shoaib Bashir to help his team post a big total of 490 in their first innings in Worcester.

Written By: Sumeet Kavthale @sumeetkavthale New Delhi Updated on: June 25, 2024 2:06 IST
Shoaib Bashir
Image Source : GETTY Shoaib Bashir during the Test match against India in Visakhapatnam on February 3, 2024

England spinner Shoaib Bashir scripted an unwanted record in the County Championship after conceding 38 runs in an over during Worcestershire's game against Surrey on Monday, June 24. Surrey's star all-rounder Dan Lawrence smashed Bashir for five consecutive sixes in an over during his sensational hundred in the first innings at Worcester's New Ground.

Bashir, the 20-year-old right-arm off-break spinner, took two wickets but was thrashed by Lawrence to concede the most expensive over in the County Championship, England's first-class cricket tournament, in the 21st century. He conceded 38 runs to bowl the joint-second most expensive over in first-class cricket. 

On Day 2 of the 40th match of Division One, Surrey batters continued their dominance with Ben Foakes and Dan Lawrence adding 131 runs for the fifth wicket to keep their team on track for a big total. Adam Finch gave Worcestershire a breakthrough with Foakes' wicket who scored 52 runs off 118 balls. 

But Lawrence kept the hammering on and recorded his second century of this season. Surrey kept losing wickets from the one end with Bashir removing Gus Atkinson in the 114th over to pick his second wicket of the season. Lawrence smashed five consecutive sixes off Bashir in the very next over and the spinner bowled a wide for five runs followed by a no-ball for two runs and finished the over with a dot ball, making it a 38-run over. 

Ben Alison dismissed Lawrence's sensational innings to end Surrey's first innings to 490 in 131.1 overs. Lawrence top-scored with 175 runs off 223 balls for Surrey while Tom Taylor picked the highest three wickets for Worcestershire. Bashir finished with two wickets but conceded 162 runs from his 38 overs in an innings. Bashir was playing his first match of the County Championship this season and will be hoping to make a strong comeback in the second innings.

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