Hasan Ali took six for 47 as Lancashire bowled out Gloucestershire for 252.© Twitter
Hasan Ali led Lancashire’s revival on Day 1 of the ongoing County Championship Division One clash against Gloucestershire at Old Trafford in Manchester on Thursday. The Pakistan pacer bowled a fiery spell as Lancashire made a strong comeback after Gloucestershire had won the toss and elected to bat. Hasan took six for 47 after Marcus Harris and Chris Dent had given Gloucestershire a flying start, adding 119 runs for the first wicket.
Hasan gave Lancashire the breakthrough by removing Dent on a score of 52. He then also dismissed Miles Hammond, Tom Lace, Josh Shaw, Jared Warner and Ajeet Dale, respectively.
A video of Hasan Ali’s fiery spell was shared by the County Championship on their official Twitter handle.
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His efforts helped Lancashire in bundling out Gloucestershire for 252 in the first innings.
“I really enjoyed that. Getting a five-for in the County Championship is a great moment for me,” Hasan Ali was quoted as saying by Lancashire’s official website.
Incidentally, veteran pacer James Anderson, who also made his County Championship return, failed to pick a wicket in the first innings.
For Gloucestershire, Harris top scored with a fine 62 at the top while Dent (52) and Ryan Higgins (51 not out) also scored half-centuries to power Gloucestershire to a fighting total.
In reply, Lancashire lost an early wicket on Day 2 as Balderson got run out on a score of five.
Lancashire are currently fourth in the points table, having won their first game against Kent by 10 wickets.
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