Durham rout Warwickshire by an innings and 103 runs

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Durham rout by an innings and 103 runs
Durham crushed Warwickshire by an innings and 103 runs in a match of the County Championship Division One, at the Edgbaston, Birmingham, in The visitors batted first and scored 602 runs for the loss of six wickets before declaring their first innings.
However, Warwickshire were unable to match the performance of the opposition and were bowled out for 186 and 313 in both their innings., won the toss and decided to bat first on a good batting pitch. His batsmen didn’t disappoint at all and piled a massive total, taking the game away from the opposition.
The start wasn’t an ideal one for Durham as they lost opening batsman,, who managed 22 runs in his short stay at the crease.
Ben Stokes, who batted at number four, looked in a good touch, but was unable to make most of the start he got to his innings. He was sent back to the pavilion after adding 33 runs to the total. At that stage, Durham had lost three batsmen for 127 runs on
the board.
Things were then controlled by the visitors’ opening batsman, The pair played with a lot
of maturity and guided their team to a dominant position. They amassed 273 runs for the fourth wicket. was the top scorer in the innings with 179 runs off 363 balls. He smashed 28 fours in his terrific knock and was eventually dismissed after the team reached exactly 400 runs.
South Africa’s seasoned campaigner, Benkenstein, was also in tremendous form and scored 128 runs for his team. There were also some solid performances from the middle-order batsmen, and Mustard, who scored 99 and 71 runs in their respective
Mustard announced the declaration after the downfall of Blackwell, who fell just one short of a century.
None of the home team’s bowlers managed to disturb the Warwickshire batsmen, but the Irish seamer,, did a decent job, picking up two wickets.
In reply, the hosts were unable to cope with the pressure and were dismissed within 200 runs. Opening batsman,, was the only batsman to offer some resistance, scoring 79 runs. However, there was no support for him from the other end.
Warwickshire had to follow on, but the batting was disappointing yet again. Although lower-order batsman,, scored 101 runs, his effort went in vain. The entire team was dismissed for 313, and Durham won the match by an innings. was in good form with the ball, as he picked up seven wickets in the match for his team.



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