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    Bangla star Shakib in county fast lane

    Shakib Al Hasan marked his English county championship debut with a stylish 90 off 82 balls for Worcestershire against Derbyshire.

    London: Former Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan marked his English county championship debut with a stylish 90 off 82 balls on Wednesday for Worcestershire against Derbyshire.

    Shakib and James Cameron, with a career-best 89, carried Worcestershire to 279 with Derbyshire closing 236 runs behind on 43 without loss.

    Shakib attacked from the start, reaching 50 off 49 balls and then launched a punishing assault on Robin Peterson, hitting the South African left-arm spinner for 22 from seven balls.

    Off-spinner Greg Smith ended Shakib's entertaining innings which contained 16 fours when he got one to spin to have him caught behind three overs before tea.