Somerset v Yorkshire, County Championship, Taunton, 2nd day May 18, 2010

Kartik cashes in on debut

Yorkshire 405 v Somerset 226 for 4
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Murali Kartik claimed his first wickets for Somerset as Yorkshire were bowled out for 405 on the second day of the County Championship Division One match at Taunton.

The Indian left-arm spinner marked his debut as overseas signing by helping to wrap up the tail after the visitors resumed on 296 for 4. He finished with 3 for 106 from 35.5 overs, while Ben Phillips returned 4 for 76 from 36.

Only David Wainwright, with 39, offered much resistance as Yorkshire failed to build substantially on their first-day efforts. It took a last-wicket stand of 46 between Wainwright and Oliver Hannon-Dalby to get them past 400.

By the close Somerset had replied with 226 for 4, Arul Suppiah unbeaten on 78 and Zander de Bruyn contributing 47. Hannon-Dalby claimed the prize wicket of Marcus Trescothick, who eased his way to 39 off 43 balls before being plumb lbw playing across a slower delivery.

Nick Compton had made only 5 when caught behind off an inside-edge to give Steven Patterson a deserved wicket. But Suppiah and De Bruyn then added exactly 100 for the third wicket before De Bruyn played on to an Adil Rashid googly.

James Hildreth breezed to 31 before a lofted drive to mid-off gave the leg-spinner a second wicket, but Suppiah held firm, having reached a patient half-century off 134 balls, with seven fours.

Earlier, Yorkshire lost Anthony McGrath without adding to his overnight score of 73. He was undone by some extra bounce from the tall Phillips and gave a catch to Peter Trego at gully.

Patterson (25) saw Yorkshire to a third batting point, but Somerset had to settle for a single bowling point as the scoreboard read 322 for 5 after 110 overs.

The home side then made up for lost time by taking four wickets for just 20 runs as their opponents plunged from 339 for 5 to 359 for 9.

Patterson was caught in the slips off Alfonso Thomas, who then knocked back Rashid's off stump. Kartik claimed his first wicket for his new club when Jonathan Bairstow, on 17, drove a catch to Compton at short extra cover.

Kartik then pinned Tino Best lbw for 15, but he was kept waiting until after lunch for his third wicket as Wainwright hit five fours in his 41-ball innings and last man Hannon-Dalby survived 39 deliveries to score 2.

The innings finally ended in the afternoon session when Wainwright lifted Kartik to mid-on where Phillips took a stunning catch left-handed at full stretch above his head.