One-Day Cup: Michael Klinger ton too much for Durham

Michael Klinger
Michael Klinger has scored 1,429 runs in all competitions so far this summer
Royal London One-Day Cup, Bristol
Gloucestershire 289-7 (41 overs): Klinger 135 not out, Jones 54; Borthwick 3-26
Durham 214 (40.1 overs): Hastings 46; Payne 5-40
Gloucestershire won by 71 runs (D/L method)
Match scorecard

Skipper Michael Klinger scored his second successive One-Day Cup century as Gloucestershire beat Durham to move a step closer to the quarter-finals.

The Australian hit 135 not out off 114 balls as they made 289-7 off 41 overs in a rain-reduced game at Bristol.

Geraint Jones (54) and Benny Howell (45 off 24) provided the support, while Scott Borthwick took 3-26 for Durham.

Set a revised target of 286, the visitors were all out for 214 as David Payne took 5-40 to lose by 71 runs.

Durham skipper Mark Stoneman hit the second ball of their reply for six, but soon departed for 19 and they lacked someone in their top order to play the kind of major innings produced earlier by Klinger, who needed a runner after he had reached 94.

His century, his seventh in all forms of cricket this summer, included five sixes and 12 fours and paved the way for his unbeaten side's fourth win in five games so far in the 50-over competition.

John Hastings hit three sixes in his 46 off 41 balls for the defending champions before falling lbw to Payne. and with only two victories from six, Durham may now need to win both their remaining group games to have a chance of progressing to the last eight.

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