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Modest County debut by Sehwag

London: Indian opener Virender Sehwag missed out on a big score in his debut match for Leicestershire and his team lost to Glamorgan by 44 runs in Sunday’s National League division one outing.

The dashing batsman came into bat six hours after landing in Heathrow for a maiden County stint and scored 23 with four boundaries. Sehwag’s Leicestershire never threatened the Glamorgan tally of 249 for five in 45 overs and folded up for 205 in 41.3. Darren Maddy top-scored with 80. The victory gave Glamorgan four points.

The arrival of Sehwag has started paying dividends with Leicestershire reporting a surge in interest and support from the Asian community.

The 24-year-old was stroking the ball well before being hit on the toe by Andrew Davies. It was followed by a slightly mistimed drive, which was caught at deep mid-off.

There is no rest for the Indian star. Sehwag travels to the other end of the country for Wednesday’s Cheltenham and Gloucester Trophy tie.

BRIEF SCORES

Glamorgan 249/5 in 45 ovs. Leicestershire 205 in 41.3 ovs. Glamorgan won by 44 runs.

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