Stump-breaker Hasan Ali stars with 6/47 against Gloucestershire

By: News Desk
Published: 09:44 AM, 24 Apr, 2022
Stump-breaker Hasan Ali stars with 6/47 against Gloucestershire
Caption: Hassan Ali with his scalp.
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Pakistan's frontline pacer Hasan Ali showed his magic for Lancashire on day one of the third round of the County Championship against Gloucestershire by bowling a splendid spell of 6/47, registering his 17th fifer in First-Class cricket studded with an unplayable delivery which broke the middle stump into two.

Hassan Ali, continued to showcase brilliant displays with the ball in County Championship 2022 for Lancashire as he delivered a pacey and ripping yorker that simply uprooted the middle stump and even broke the wicket to sent back Gloucestershire James Brassey for 14. 

The ball was delivered with such accuracy that Brassey had no clue whatsoever in how to deal with it as Gloucestershire are in all sorts of trouble. Lancashire CCC, on its official Twitter handle shared the video which show that sensational delivery from the pacer. 

The 27-year-old had made an impressive county debut against Kent and returned with match figures of 5-94 in 43 overs which included 11 maidens.

Hasan's first scalp was Chris Dent (52), who was caught at the second slip. The next wicket was Miles Hammond (9), who chased a wide delivery and it stuck in the keeper's gloves.

He followed with a dismissal of Tom Lace (0) with a full searing delivery that struck onto the pads. The right-arm pacer cleaned up Josh Shaw (18), who chopped it onto the stumps.

Hasan's fifth wicket was of Jared Warner (0), who edged it to the third slip. And he got the last wicket as well of No.11 Ajeet Dale (4), who chipped it to the backward point as Gloucestershire bundled out for 252.

Reflecting on his performance, Hasan said that it was special for him to bag a fifer and highlighted a great moment when England legend James Anderson lauded him.

"Picking up a five-fer is always special for a fast-bowler, and this one is pretty special for me, especially when you are bowling with the great Jimmy bhai. I remember I was coming off the ground and he was clapping for me, so that's a great moment when the great Jimmy bhai appreciated me. I was a bit nervous to share the ball with him, but he was there to support me and he backed me," Hasan said via Lancashire cricket.