Hampshire v Worcestershire: Day one tea update

Hashim Amla. Picture: PA ImagesHashim Amla. Picture: PA Images
Hashim Amla. Picture: PA Images
Hashim Amla struck 36 on his debut as Hampshire threw away a good start in their County Championship division one curtain-raiser against Worcestershire.

The South Africa international was trapped lbw by Josh Tongue, with the hosts losing five wickets in the second session and finished 237/8 at tea on the opening day's play.

Hampshire began on 131/3 after lunch, courtesy of a swashbuckling 75 from captain James Vince.However, the Ageas Bowl outfit lost debutant Sam Northeast for 17 when he was bowled by visiting skipper Joe Leach.

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Rilee Rossouw was also sent back to the pavilion by Leach for a 10th-ball duck.

Amla - who surprisingly batted in the number-five berth as opposed to opening like many expected - was patient and got himself into a decent rhythm.

The right-handed batsman notched 36 - including four boundaries - from 72 balls before being trapped lbw by Tongue's final ball of the 50th over.

Liam Dawson and Gareth Berg took up the mantle of steering Hampshire to a competitive first-innings total.

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In overcast conditions which suited Worcestershire's bowling attack, the pair kept the scoreboard ticking along.

They shared a partnership of 40 before Dawson was bowled by Daryl Mitchell in the Worcestershire man's first over for 24.

And the right-arm medium pace bowler dismissed Kyle Abbott lbw for a golden duck the following ball.

Berg (32 not out) will be joined by Brad Wheal at the crease for the final session of the day.