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Tahir lets Derby County finish on a high


When Derby County and Gloucestershire play their last day of chase in Bristol , Imran Tahir scored five wickets

ECB Journalists’ Network

2017 September 28, 2009

Imran Tahir appeals for a wicket, Derbyshire v Durham, County Championship, Division Two, Chesterfield, 2nd day, July 4, 2017

FILE PHOTO – Imran Tahir Shines Bright • Getty Images

Derby County 460 (Hughes 142, Madsen 121) and 144 for 0 dec (Slater 74, Reece 61*) defeated on December 2 Gloucestershire 224 (Bracey 82*, Hankins 79*) and 223 (Tahir 5 -76) through 157 runs

Derby County finished their Specsavers County Championship season on a high with a 147-point win over Gloucestershire at Brightside Ground in Bristol.

Imran Tahir takes five wickets, Matt • Matt Critchley and Harry Podmore scored two each as the visitors finished the victory by over 21.3 points.

A disappointing end to the summer for Gloucestershire, to its credit , they agreed to make a game by stating it on their overn 2.

Gloucester County’s ight scored 224 and then in their second innings, Derby County sent off 144 to set up a second inning chase in at least 80 overs.

chasing 381 to win when Benny Howell was smashed by Harry Pod in the fourth inning They suffered an early blow when Moore’s bowling caught up. They have since battled a Derby County attack led by seamen Podmore and Hardus Viljoen before lunch. Podmore took his second wicket 42-2 when Chris Dent was 19 points behind.

The game picked up pace after lunch as Gloucestershire struggled to establish a position of strength while Derby County came out on top For the same purpose, go to great lengths to keep your edge and have a chance to beat the host.

Imran Tahir is the catalyst for Derby County – in penultimate game , the leg spinner put Derby County back on top with three wickets.

James Bracey, who played well at 44, was the first to go down. The talented left-hander had an undefeated 82 in the first inning, but his arm often happened once and was caught in Tahir’s bowling.

Tahir then tangled Hankins with 135 for 4, then 3 147 Cast trapped Jack Taylor lbw.

Gloucestershire have agreed to move towards the target wherever they find themselves. So, it was no surprise when Kieran Noema-Barnett opened his shoulder and hit six boundaries in rapid-fire time.

Sadly for Gloucestershire he died 30 and it was left to Phil Seoul mustard to bear his hope. At tea time, Gloucestershire went 197 from 6 and needed another 184 to win.

Their faint hope soon fades away after tea, Matt Creech Matt Critchley batted 37 for captain Matt Critchley

David Payne followed, Wayne Madsen at Critchley Leigh’s bowling with 0 stumbled by Wayne Madsen, followed by Josh Shaw with 1

Derby County closed out the wicket when Tahir picked up his fifth ball to trap Matt Taylor lbw at 233.



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