Latest Match Report – Sussex vs Lancashire Group 3 2021
Former England opener’s 91* finishes five-wicket win after Alex Davies units run-chase off apace
Former England opener Keaton Jennings led Lancashire to their third win on the trot within the LV=Insurance coverage County Championship towards Sussex on the 1st Central County Floor, Hove.
Lancashire gained by 5 wickets shortly after lunch on the ultimate day to remain prime of the Group 3 desk, and Jennings adopted his first-innings 60 with an unbeaten 91.
Sussex battled laborious to the final however in the end paid for his or her low-cost second-innings dismissal and Lancashire had been worthy winners.
The guests began the day on 124 for two, nonetheless requiring one other 129, with Jennings unbeaten on 35. That was after Alex Davies had set Lancashire up properly with a quick-fire 73 off simply 59 balls on third day.
Sussex opened with their two main wicket-takers within the match, Stuart Meaker and Jack Carson. Jennings reverse swept the ever-threatening Carson for 4 and Lancashire seemed to be making serene progress in the direction of their goal when, after 35 minutes’ play, night-watchman Saqib Mahmood had a rush of blood and charged down the wicket to drive Carson. He missed the ball and wicketkeeper Ben Brown made a easy stumping to place Lancashire at 147 for 3.
New batter Liam Livingstone didn’t final lengthy. With 100 runs nonetheless wanted, Livingstone, on three, clipped Carson to midwicket the place Delray Rawlins tumbled ahead to take the catch. Sussex had been again within the match.
However Lancashire at all times regarded favourites whereas Jennings was on the crease. The batter reached his half-century from 105 balls and regarded usually untroubled, although he did edge Meaker simply wanting second slip.
Sussex thought that they had made a breakthrough on the different finish when Josh Bohannon, on 9, survived an attraction for a stumping off Carson solely after each umpires had consulted.
Whereas Jennings continued to play the anchor function, Bohannon went for his strokes. He flicked Jamie Atkins to wonderful leg for 4 and guided Henry Crocombe to 3rd man for one more boundary. Then he pulled Crocombe backward of sq. for one more 4.
Carson remained probably the most threatening bowler, however after 90 minutes he was changed by Rawlins. When he bowled a full toss, Bohannon pulled him over midwicket for six.
Bohannon’s aggressive innings of 46 got here to an finish when he pulled Crocombe to lengthy leg the place Tom Clark took a wonderful catch; Bohannon’s 53-ball innings included eight fours and a six.
At lunch Lancashire had been 228 for five, nonetheless needing 25 runs, and so they bought there inside half an hour of getting back from the break.