Durham rout Lancashire by an innings and 125 runs

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Durham rout Lancashire by an innings and 125 runs
Durham crushed The hosts only batted once in the match, scoring a massive total of 586 runs whereas Lancashire
were bowled out for 313 and 148 in both their innings.
Durham’s captain,, had put the opposition into bat, considering the conditions which had some assistance for the bowlers. The Lancashire batsmen failed to post a big total in their first outing, but did a decent job, ending up with 313 runs
before being all-out.
The star of the show for the visitors in their first innings was opening batsman,, who scored 94 runs. He batted with a lot of maturity and laid a solid platform for the lower-order batsmen. The seasoned campaigner would have been disappointed
though, missing out on a century.
Apart from Horton, there was none other batsman in the Lancashire innings to take his score past fifty. Most of the players got starts, but failed to capitalise., caused a lot of problems for the batsmen, picking up three wickets in the innings. He didn’t give too many opportunities to the opposition to score runs and forced the batsmen into making mistakes.
The home team’s batsmen didn’t have too many problems once they came out to bat in the middle. Although opening batsman,, got out early after scoring just six runs, things were controlled nicely by the hosts. failed to carry onto the start he got to his innings and was sent back to the pavilion after adding 30 runs to the total. However, Muchall
didn’t lose concentration at all, reaching his half-century. He was dismissed after scoring 54 runs and Durham were 94 for three.
It seemed that the hosts would have to struggle, but centuries from middle-order batsmen,, changed the complexion of the game completely. They ended up with 185 and 137 runs respectively, guiding the team’s total closer to
The Lancashire bowlers failed to trouble the opposition, but bowled nicely, picking up a couple of wickets.
Durham took a first innings lead of 273 runs, which proved to be decisive in the match, as the visitors were bowled out for 148 in their second outing. None of their batsmen managed to score a half-century and Horton top scored the innings with 34 runs.
Blackwell was yet again impressive, finishing with four wickets in the innings.



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