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Zaheer stands strong against Surrey

The Indian paceman came back strongly on the third day of the Division 2 county championship match claiming three wickets for 142 runs.

india Updated: Aug 11, 2006 11:30 IST

Indian paceman Zaheer Khan came back strongly on the third day of the Division Two county championship match against Surrey today claiming three wickets for 142 runs.

The Baroda left-armer had found himself at the receiving end returning one for 120 on Wednesday but he put up a decent performance at New Road on Thursday as the visitors amassed 576 in their first innings, a lead of 272 over Worcester.

Zaheer added the wickets of Ian salisbury and Azhar Mahmood to that of Mark Butcher but it did not stop the Surrey juggernaut.

The hosts were facing defeat as they collapsed again to be 130 for six in their second innings. Vikram Solanki was the only batsman to put up resistance with a knock of 56.

Azhar Mehmood was the wrecker-in-chief with figures of four for 53. Anil Kumble sent down three overs for 10 runs.