Rashid bowls Yorkshire to win

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Yorkshire sealed victory over Warwickshire by an innings and 96 runs at Scarborough after a sensational bowling performance by 18-year-old leg-spin debutant Adil Rashid.

He claimed figures of 6-67 on day three of the Liverpool Victoria County Championship Division One match at North Marine Road.

Coming on at the Pavilion End, when Warwickshire were 85 for one, Rashid bowled a 28-over spell interrupted only by lunch and tea.

He ran through the Warwickshire middle order before Tim Bresnan ended the match by dismissing Neil Carter and Paul Harris with consecutive deliveries.

Warwickshire had been bowled out for 239 and Rashid led the way into the pavilion to an ovation from the crowd of 4,000.

The visitors were up against it at the start of the day when they began their second innings still requiring 335 to avoid an innings defeat.

Replying to Warwickshire’s first-innings 201, Yorkshire posted 536 in reply, and the home side soon claimed a wicket second time around as Jason Gillespie yorked Mark Wagh.

Ian Westwood and Jonathan Trott batted confidently together in the baking heat and had added 99 by the final over before lunch when Rashid struck for the first time by holding a low return catch from Trott.

Rashid had catches dropped off both Westwood and Nick Knight soon after the interval, but the youngster remained unperturbed and he made another breakthrough by pinning Westwood lbw for 80 from 155 balls with 11 fours.

In his next over, Luke Parker was caught off bat and pad by Andrew Gale at short leg to give Rashid two wickets in seven balls without conceding a run, and the fifth Warwickshire wicket went down at 179 when Tim Ambrose's stumps were uprooted by Bresnan.

Knight continued to offer some resistance but Rashid remained a menace and the next man to be snared was Dougie Brown, caught at silly point off a ball which bounced and turned.

Rashid's seventh ball after tea accounted for Knight, who was caught behind for 58 from 107 deliveries, and the leg-spinner's final victim was Tim Groenewald who fell lbw to a googly.

Still Rashid refused to leave the spotlight and when Carter hooked Bresnan to third man he was on hand to take a splendid catch tight against the rope.

Rashid's performance was the best by a Yorkshire bowler on debut since Steve Kirby claimed 7-50 against Kent at Headingley in 2001.

Yorkshire's second consecutive championship victory brought them a maximum 22 points for the first time since April of last year.

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