Monday, April 20th, 2015

Ajmal Enjoys First Success Since Remodelling Bowling Action

Ajmal Enjoys First Success Since Remodelling Bowling Action

Saeed Ajmal has taken his first wicket for Pakistan since his ban on playing international cricket was lifted.

Ajmal, who will join up with Worcestershire during the second half of the season, picked up the wicket of Bangladesh number three batsman Mahmudullah during the ODI in Mirpur.

The spinner struck in his fourth over when Mahmudullah went for a slog sweep and was bowled.

Ajmal finished with figures of 1-49 from 9.1 overs as Bangladesh triumphed by seven wickets to seal the best of three match series 2-0.

It was a better return for Ajmal than in the opening game when his 10 overs cost 72 runs.

Ajmal successfully remodelled his action after being banned by the ICC last September after being reported during the Sri Lanka-Pakistan Test in Galle the previous month.

He was given the green light to resume bowling after successfully undertaking an ICC test at the biomechanics centre in Chennai in February.

Ajmal picked up 63 wickets in nine LV = County Championship matches for Worcestershire last season.