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Last Updated: Friday, 21 July 2006, 16:27 GMT 17:27 UK
Brilliant Rashid leads Tykes home
County Championship D1, Scarborough (day three): Yorkshire 536 beat Warwickshire 201 & 239 by an innings and 96 runs
Points: Yorkshire 22, Warwickshire 3

Adil Rashid
Rashid is congratuled by his captain Craig White at Scarborough

Yorkshire's teenage leg-spinner Adil Rashid produced a phenomenal performance on debut as Warwickshire were heavily beaten at Scarborough.

Bradford-born Rashid, 18, also billed as a fine batsman, took 6-67 as Warwickshire were all out for 239, losing by an innings and 96 runs.

Rashid bowled 28 overs, first striking to end a 99-run stand between Ian Westwood (80) and Jonathan Trott (43).

He also had Nick Knight caught behind before Tim Bresnan removed the tail.

Westwood and Trott batted confidently together but in the final over before lunch Rashid held a low return catch from Trott.

He had catches dropped off both Westwood and Knight soon after the interval, but remained unperturbed and he made another breakthrough by pinning Westwood lbw.

In his next over, Luke Parker was caught off bat and pad by Andrew Gale.

Bowling unchanged throughout the afternoon, Rashid remained a constant menace.

My ambition is to get a Yorkshire cap next year and go on to play Test cricket for England

Adil Rashid

Dougie Brown was caught at silly point off a ball which bounced and turned and his seventh ball after tea accounted for Knight.

Rashid's final victim was Tim Groenewald, lbw to a googly.

But he still refused to leave the spotlight and when Neil Carter hooked Bresnan to third man he was on hand to take a splendid catch tight against the rope.

Rashid's performance was not the best by a Yorkshire bowler on debut. Steve Kirby claimed 7-50 against Kent at Headingley in 2001.

Afterwards, he said: "I was a bit nervous at the start, being the new boy, but I soon got used to it.

"I would like to become a role model for young players with an Asian background and I have already received a lot of phone calls from friends congratulating me on my debut.

"My heroes are Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar, and my ambition is to get a Yorkshire cap next year and go on and play Test cricket for England."

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