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Durham v Sussex: Day Two
Updated 5:59pm Wednesday 4th September 2013 in Sport
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Durham closed on 212 for six, leading by 345, with Mustard unbeaten on 57. Usman Arshad opened up with a straight six and was on 16 at the close.
Collingwood has gone for 45, lbw on the back foot trying to work Chris Nash's off spin to leg. The stand was worth 93 in 36 overs and Mustard has just reached a very restrained 50. It's 189-6
Since 12 wickets tumbled in half a day Collingwood and Mustard have survived for 27 overs, adding 67 to take Durham to 157-5, 290 ahead. They shouldn't lose from here.
Collingwood and Mustard are digging in for dear life. Only 16 runs have come from the last 10 overs. They succeeded in seeing off Magoffin but have now stagnated against the occasional medium pace of Joe Gatting and Will Beer's leg spin. It's 106-5.
Now Richardson has gone, caught behind off the excellent Steve Magoffin for 20. Durham are 90-5, 223 ahead. They'll want to get that up to 300 to feel safe.
For the second time in the match Will Smith has edged a drive to fall for 22. He and Michael Richardson got a little carried away, taking advantage of some fumbling fielding with increasingly risky runs. Captain Collingwood will look to steady the ship on 84-4.
Durham reached 27 before losing both openers - Keaton Jennings caught in the slips for nine and Mark Stoneman lbw for 21. Then Scott Borthwick was caught behind for ten. But on 55 for three they are 188 ahead and well on the way to the win which would put them 14.5 points clear. Compared with the tough, competitive cricket at Scarborough last week, it was all too easy this morning against sadly depleted Sussex. They had two in the England squad in Ireland yesterday, one playing for the Irish (Ed Joyce) and another with Scotland (Matt Machan). And Matt Prior has been told to rest after his Ashes exertions. The County Championship is being treated with contempt.
Sussex are all out for 112 after losing seven wickets for 52 runs this morning. Mustard held two more catches off Usman Arshad, who finished with three for 16 and there were also three wickets for Mitch Claydon. Rushworth was the best bowler but finished wicketless. Durham lead by 133.
They've done it again! Mustard has not been at his hottest recently, but when Rory Hamilton-Brown followed a straight drive for four by going for an away swinger the keeper dived to hold the catch in front of first slip. That's four for Onions while Rushworth just keeps beating the bat. Sussex 75 for five
The combination which Durham fans relish, Onions and Mustard, struck in the day's fifth over. The normally very watchful Luke Wells drove at a ball a foot wide of off stump from Onions and edged to the wicketkeeper. Sussex are 69 for four.
Sports reporter Tim Wellock will be reporting live from Durham's County Championship match against Sussex at the Riverside bringing you the key moments from the match.
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