New Delhi: A historic feat has taken place in the ongoing County Championship in England. Hampshire player Liam Dawson has created history. The all-rounder became the first Hampshire player since 1901 to score a century and 10 wickets in a match. He also became the fourth Hampshire player to do so. This happened after 122 years in the history of county cricket.
First hit 141 runs, then took 12 wickets
In the match played against Middlesex, Dawson landed at number six and played a blistering inning of 141 runs. While bowling, Dawson took 6 wickets in the first innings. After this, Dawson once again made history by taking 6 wickets while performing brilliantly against Middlesex who came to follow on.
🙌 𝐇𝐀𝐌𝐏𝐒𝐇𝐈𝐑𝐄 𝐖𝐈𝐍 🙌
How fitting it is that Liam Dawson picks up the final wicket, his TWELFTH of the match, as we secure victory on Day Three by an innings and 61 runs 😍😍😍– Advertisement –
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Jack Chantry was the last player
He took a total of 12 wickets for 130 runs. Following his career best match figures he joined an exclusive Hampshire club of the 19th century Arthur Ridley, Francis Lacey and Charlie Llewellyn in 1901. Jack Chantry of Worcestershire was the last player to achieve this feat in the Championship nine years ago.
Beat Middlesex by an innings and 61 runs
Hosts Hampshire put on an impressive performance to beat Middlesex by an innings and 61 runs inside three days. Hampshire scored 419 runs batting first. In response, the Middlesex team was bundled out for 150 runs in the first innings. Whereas in the second innings he got out after scoring 208 runs. In this way Hampshire won the match by an innings and 61 runs.