County Championship: Eighteen wickets between Durham & Notts

Riki Wessels
Nottinghamshire batsman Riki Wessels added an unbeaten 42 to go with his century in the first innings
LV= County Championship Division One, Emirates ICG (day two)
Nottinghamshire 245 & 178: Taylor 45, Wessels 42 not out, Wood 4-39, Collingwood 3-7
Durham 163 & 15-1: Jennings 7 not out, Philander 1-6
Durham need another 246 runs to win
Nottinghamshire 4pts, Durham 3pts
Match scorecard

Eighteen wickets fell on day three between Durham and Nottinghamshire.

Durham began the day on 69-3 but lost three wickets in nine balls with the score on 110 and slipped to 163 all out as Vernon Philander took 3-27.

Despite 45 from James Taylor and 42 not out from Riki Wessels, Notts were then dismissed for 178 with Paul Collingwood taking 3-7 and Mark Wood 4-39.

Needing 261 to win, the hosts closed on 15-1 with Mark Stoneman the wicket to fall, lbw to Philander.

Collingwood passes 150-wicket milestone
Durham captain Paul Collingwood has now taken 152 first-class wickets. His 150th dismissal was that of Vernon Philander, leg before for 12.

Earlier, Durham looked in little trouble at the start of the day in their first innings as Scott Borthwick (18) and Michael Richardson (19) took their fourth-wicket partnership to 41, but both fell in the space of three balls.

Richardson was trapped leg before by Philander while Borthwick was caught at point by James Taylor off Luke Wood (3-58), before Philander quickly accounted for Calum MacLeod for a two-ball duck.

Paul Collingwood (14), Phil Mustard (17) - who fell to Brett Hutton (3-44) - and John Hastings (15) briefly halted the Durham collapse, but the last three wickets fell for the addition of only one run and Notts had a first-innings lead of 82.

In reply, Graham Onions had Brendan Taylor lbw for four, while Steve Mullaney made 33 from 35 balls before being caught behind off Chris Rushworth (2-34).

Notts continued to lose wickets, including Alex Hales for 16 and Samit Patel for a four-ball duck.

Taylor made 45 but fell just after tea with Notts on 115-5, a lead of 197 runs, while Chris Read had his stumps blitzed by Wood.

Collingwood then took three wickets in 19 balls to dismiss Notts for 178, a lead of 260.

Durham faced six overs to the close and saw opener Stoneman out leg before to Philander, not playing a shot.

Durham captain Paul Collingwood:

"It will take something special, but we knocked off a very similar total to beat Sussex here two weeks ago.

"We have to be positive, as Riki Wessels has been.

"When the ball has been in his scoring zone he has put away the boundaries."

Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell:

"It's very encouraging to see young lads making a major contribution. They deserved to play and have not let us down in any way.

"If Durham knock off the runs it will be the highest score of the game.

"We have to make it tough for them by bowling up to the standards they showed today."

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