Sussex v Durham: Magoffin haul puts hosts on top

Steve Magoffin
County Championship Division One, Arundel
Close, day two: Durham 231, Sussex 100-3
Sussex 3pts, Durham 2pts
Match scorecard

Steve Magoffin took his first-class tally to 275 wickets to help Sussex into a strong position against Durham.

The visitors resumed on 92-4 and Magoffin (3-28) took the key wickets of Paul Collingwood for nine and Dale Benkenstein (43).

Scott Borthwick's 68-ball 50 pushed Durham to 231 all out.

Callum Thorp took 2-18 as Sussex were reduced to 59-3 with Luke Wells making 41, before they closed 131 runs behind on 100-3 with Michael Yardy 29 not out.

VIEW FROM THE COMMENTARY BOX

BBC Sussex's Adrian Harms:

"Scott Borthwick celebrated his selection for England's World Twenty20 squad with his first 50 of the season, and those runs could prove vital as Durham added 134 for the last five wickets.

"Steve Magoffin again showed his value to the Sussex attack - his 22 overs costing a miserly 28 runs and claiming three wickets.

"Sussex will be looking to the experience of Murray Goodwin and skipper Mike Yardy to firstly reduce those arrears and then build a decisive lead.

"The weather looks set fair and, with the pitch taking some turn, we could have an intriguing couple of days ahead."

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