Ish Sodhi marked his English first-class debut with a six-wicket haul before opener Daryl Mitchell hit an 83 not out on the second day of the County Championship match with Warwickshire at New Road.

Sodhi continued his fine form by taking the last five wickets as Warwickshire were dismissed for 395, he ended with figures of 30.2-3-89-6, his best figures in red-ball cricket since 2018 and his 15th  first-class five-for.

Debutant spinner Josh Baker also impressed with figures of 22-1-73-2 while captain Joe Leach and Adam Finch also took wickets as Worcestershire claimed two bowling points.

In a season best performance Mitchell received strong support from Jake Libby and Jack Haynes as Worcestershire reached 152-2 from 59 overs by the close.

Warwickshire had started the day on 254-4 from 77.4 overs and the fifth-wicket pair of Matt Lamb and captain Will Rhodes started strong, adding 93 in 26 overs, before Rhodes was caught by Libby on the mid-wicket boundary from a Baker ball, he finished on 60.

Sodhi then stepped up with two wickets of his own before lunch, including the scalp of Lamb who finished on 44, before adding three more wickets after the break.

Worcestershire’s batting began with a quick half-century stand from Mitchell and Libby, reaching the 50 in just 13.4 overs, the pair reaching 68-0 before tea.

In the final session Worcestershire started poorly with Libby and Tom Fell both lbw in quick succession.

Mitchell reached his half-century from 91 balls and five fours while Haynes, back in the senior side since an ankle injury suffered in early June, finished the day on 42 from 99 deliveries.