Worcestershire v Sussex: County Championship Division One – Worcestershire’s First Innings

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Worcestershire v Sussex: County Championship Division One – Worcestershire’s First Innings
Worcestershire prevailed against Sussex by 34 runs in a thrilling encounter of the County Championship Division One game at the Cricket Field Road Ground, Horsham in England on Saturday, August 13, 2011.
The hosts needed 337 runs for victory on the final day’s play, but were all out for 302 runs in the end.
Earlier, had opted to field first after winning the toss. He predicted some assistance for the bowlers on the first day’s play, but the opposition got away with a respectable first innings total. ended up with 290 runs in their first outing, courtesy a brilliant batting performance by Mooen Ali, who top scored with 71 runs.
The visitors’ opener failed to make an impression, as he was the first wicket to fall in the innings. He was unable to trouble the scorers and had to take a long walk back to the pavilion.
The team’s first-drop Vikram Solanki also failed to open his account and was sent back to the pavilion after a three-ball duck. This left the team in a soot of bother with two batsmen back in the hut for just 6 runs on the board.
However, Worcestershire’s skipper and middle-order batsman Ali rescued the team from trouble with a spectacular century stand for the third wicket. The pair put together 139 runs before the former was finally dismissed after contributing 66 runs to the total with the help of 12 boundaries.
Just a few runs later, Ali was also sent back to the pavilion. He played really well though, ending up being the top scorer of the innings with 71 runs. The stylish batsman clobbered nine boundaries in his impressive outing.
The pressure was once again back on the Worcestershire batsmen, but the middle-order players gained momentum with a solid half-century stand for the fifth wicket.
Both batsmen played impressively, collecting 88 runs together. However, Kervezee was unlucky to be run-out after scoring 49 runs with the help of nine classy boundaries.
Kapil was the next man to be dismissed in the innings, but made most of the opportunity, scoring 54 runs for his side. The youngster scored most of his runs in boundaries, hammering seven fours and one massive six.
The lower-order was unable to make a big impression and the entire team was dismissed for 290 runs.
Sussex’s, who scalped three wickets in the day.



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