Colin Ackermann century offers Leicestershire hope of beating Sussex – Online Cricket News
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Colin Ackermann century offers Leicestershire hope of beating Sussex – Online Cricket News

Colin Ackermann has now scored greater than 950 runs on this season’s County ChampionshipLV=County Championship Division Two, The first Central County Floor, Hove (day three):Sussex 262 & 344-9 dec: Clark 69, Coles 63; Scriven 4-55, Ahmed 2-91Leicestershire 108 & 221-3: Ackermann 103*, Amin 61*; Karvelas 2-21 Leicestershire (3 pts) want one other 278 to beat Sussex (4 pts) with 5 wickets remainingScorecard

An unbeaten century from Colin Ackermann saved Leicestershire within the hunt for an unlikely victory that may reignite their promotion problem within the County Championship.

Ackermann was 103 not out at stumps on day three at Hove together with his facet on 221-3 and requiring an additional 278 to beat Sussex.

The Hove pitch has actually flattened out after 20 wickets fell within the first 4 classes and Leicestershire had been scuttled out for 108 of their first innings.

However it might nonetheless be a substantial achievement had been the Foxes to disclaim Sussex a win that may kick-start their very own promotion bid. The brand new ball, due after 16 overs on the ultimate day, shall be essential in shaping the end result.

Leicestershire will take encouragement from the truth that they chased 389 to beat Yorkshire in the beginning of the season whereas Sussex know all too effectively how a lot Ackermann loves batting on the County Floor, the place he made an unbeaten 277 final season.

They’d declared their second innings on 344-9 within the over after lunch – setting a goal of 499 – and shortly made inroads into the Leicestershire prime order.

Indian left-armer Jaydev Unadkat pinned Sol Budinger within the fifth over and Ari Karvelas had skipper Lewis Hill neatly taken low down at third slip by Tom Clark within the eighth over to go away the Foxes on 16-2.

However Rishi Patel and Ackermann joined forces to placed on 92 in 21 overs with few alarms.

Karvelas had made an important breakthrough when Patel miscued a drive to mid-off and Cheteshwar Pujara took a great tumbling catch however that was the final success Sussex loved within the day as Pakistan left-hander Umar Amin…


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