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Durham v Nottinghamshire: Day One
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Durham closed on 207-8, leading by 129, with Collingwood unbeaten on 53
Mustard has gone for 77, made off 109 balls with 11 fours. He was bowled trying to work Steven Mullaney's medium pace to mid-wicket, ending a stand of 121 with Collingwood, who is on 49. Durham are 195-7, 117 ahead.
It's a day of two halves, with batting now looking a piece of cake. Mustard is playing superbly and is on 56, Collingwood has made 43 and they have put on 89. Durham are 163-6, leading by 85.
Things are settling down with the Nottinghamshire change bowlers not posing as much threat. They have recalled Luke Fletcher in place of the innocuous Paul Franks but Durham have advanced to 104-6. Collingwood is on 24, Mustard has made 16 and they have put on 30.
Borthwick has gone for 29. He drove left-armer Harry Gurney's third ball for a straight four then drove wide of off stump at the next and edged behind. Ben Stokes went in at the fall of the fourth wicket, shortly after his arrival from Southampton, and lasted two balls. He also drove wide of off stump and edged to third slip as Andre Adams took 4-27 in 13 overs. Usman Arshad is the player to stand down for Stokes. The scores are level with Durham on 78-6 - they need a stand from Collingwood and Mustard.
It's carnage at the Emirates Durham ICG with 15 wickets falling inside 50 overs. Durham are 55-5 in reply to Nottinghamshire's 78 and questions are bound to be raised about the pitch. That also raises the possibility of points being deducted, which is the last thing Durham need in their race to the title. The ball is nipping around, but the pitch is no minefield. Scott Borthwick is unbeaten on 23, showing survival is possible with a little application. There was some high-class bowling from Graham Onions and Chris Rushworth and it has been continued by Andre Adams, who has four wickets.
Sports writer Tim Wellock reports live from Durham's County Championship match against Nottinghamshire at Chester-le-Street.
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