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Another wicketless day for Harbhajan Singh

cricket Updated: Jul 20, 2012 15:43 IST

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Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh's barren spell for Essex continued as the veteran off-spinner went wicketless in 28 overs that he sent down against Hampshire, on the first day of their Division Two County Championship match.

Against Hampishire, Harbhajan had figures of 28-3-73-0 as Hampshire were comfortably placed at 303 for six, after optimg to bat at the County ground in Chelmsford.

Harbhajan, who played his first county match of the season against Gloucestershire had figures of 0/33 from 13 overs in that match.

Essex captain Mark Pettini used him in all three sessions but the 32-year-old who has an experience of playing 98 Test matches couldn't breach through the defences of Neil McKenzie (134 batting, 270 balls, 13x4) and Sean Ervine (55, 93 balls, 7x4).

Brief Scores: Hampshire 303/6 (N McKenzie 134 batting, S Ervine 55, Harbhajan Singh 0/73) vs Essex.