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October 16, 2019
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Saeed Ajmal is back with a bang

LONDON: Pakistan’s star spinner Saeed Ajmal seems to have regained his form as he took his first five-wicket haul since August 2014 gave Worcestershire scent of a victory which would ease their relegation worries in the LV County Championship. 

It was a giant leap towards rehabilitation after Saeed Ajmal’s re-modeled action made him less effective in international cricket.

He may not be the magician who claimed 63 wickets in nine games in last summer’s promotion charge, but for the first time since he was forced to re-structure his action, he has hinted that he could become a match-winner again.

Saeed Ajmal ended with match figures of 46-14-100-8 for Worcestershire against Hampshire in the County Championship. He had an outstanding figure in the second innings of the four-day match with a five-for. He bowled 17 overs (102 balls) out of which 92 were dot balls with an economy rate of 1.64.