Nick: "Brilliant game, I don't want to sound like an overly cocky Essex fan but I still always fancied we had a chance in this game, Essex have made a habit of winning games they had no right to win in recent years"

56.4
W
Porter to Salisbury, OUT, middle stump splattered and it's all over at the Fortress! What a sensational session from the champions, they've turned this contest upside-down with such panache! A deflection off the pad, out comes the timber, and Essex are up and running for the season!

MET Salisbury b Porter 2 (22m 20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 10.00

56.3
0
Porter to Salisbury, no run, flciked to the on-side

Richard: "Really enjoyed the commentary Andrew so thank you (and cricinfo) for this! Helped my time at the supermarket go quickly..." A pleasure!

56.2
1
Porter to Rushworth, 1 run, open face once more, down to third man
56.1
0
Porter to Rushworth, no run,

END OF OVER:
56 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | DURH: 122/9

  • Matt Salisbury2 (18b)
  • Chris Rushworth1 (2b)
  • Simon Harmer24-8-57-5
  • Jamie Porter13-5-32-1
55.6
0
Harmer to Salisbury, no run,
55.5
0
Harmer to Salisbury, no run, cracked to mid-off on the front foot
55.4
1
Harmer to Rushworth, 1 run, pushed into the covers
55.3
0
Harmer to Rushworth, no run, outside off, through to the keeper
55.2
W
Harmer to Carse, OUT, ten in the match for Harmer! Straightens on an off-stump line, and thumps the knee-roll... was Carse playing a stroke? Potentially not, it was very pad-first, and the umpire sends him on his way! It's almost done now!

BA Carse lbw b Harmer 15 (38m 23b 2x4 0x6) SR: 65.21

55.1
0
Harmer to Carse, no run, firmly forward, pushed to the on side

END OF OVER:
55 | 3 Runs | DURH: 121/8

  • Matt Salisbury2 (16b)
  • Brydon Carse15 (21b)
  • Jamie Porter13-5-32-1
  • Simon Harmer23-8-56-4
54.6
0
Porter to Salisbury, no run, outside off, head over the ball, through to the keeper. Close to the edge again
54.5
0
Porter to Salisbury, no run, back of a length, a belligerent swing across the line, but connects with thin air
54.4
0
Porter to Salisbury, no run, open face again, and skims past the outside edge!
54.3
2
Porter to Salisbury, 2 runs, hard thump off the back foot, out to deep cover
54.2
0
Porter to Salisbury, no run,

Durham 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0AZ LeesWA Young
2nd0SG BorthwickAZ Lees
3rd20SG BorthwickDG Bedingham
4th63SG BorthwickJTA Burnham
5th4EJH EckersleySG Borthwick
6th1EJH EckersleySW Poynter
7th3EJH EckersleyBA Raine
8th17EJH EckersleyBA Carse
9th13MET SalisburyBA Carse
10th2C RushworthMET Salisbury