|LV=County Championship, Edgbaston (day one):
|Northamptonshire 200-5: Nair 78, Homosexual 77; Hannon-Dalby 3-29
|Warwickshire: But to bat
|Warwickshire 1 pt, Northants 0 pts
County Championship relegation favourites Northamptonshire confirmed that it’s too early to jot down them off simply but as they rallied effectively on a day of combined climate in Birmingham.
Bidding to keep away from going again all the way down to Division Two for the fourth time since two-tier cricket started within the yr 2000, Northants started the day 26 factors shy of security with three video games left.
However Emilio Homosexual (77) and India Take a look at participant Karun Nair (78) each hit half-centuries in a third-wicket stand of 147 as they recovered from 24-2 to shut on 200-5 at Edgbaston.
On a day of contrasting meteorological outlooks within the second metropolis – which started with thunderstorms forecast, misplaced 23 overs resulting from afternoon drizzle and resulted in wonderful sunshine – the guests have a minimum of given themselves hope.
The day took a flip for the more serious for them when, within the last hour of the day, they slipped from 171-2 to 182-5 inside seven overs as Oliver Hannon-Dalby struck twice to get Homosexual and Rob Keogh, earlier than Ed Barnard acquired the important thing scalp of Nair, however Saif Zaib and Lewis McManus noticed them safely to the shut.
After successful the toss and placing Northants in, all seemed good for the Bears after they struck twice within the first 11 overs.
Hassan Azad slapped Chris Rushworth in his second over to level, the place the recalled, fit-again Craig Miles took a wise catch.
Then the guests misplaced one other one when Hannon-Dalby discovered Luke Procter’s edge and Sam Hain claimed the catch low down at second slip.
But it surely was to be exactly six hours earlier than the Bears struck once more.
Homosexual and Nair bedded all the way down to lunch on 71-2, then had been stored ready to restart after a 50-minute rain break. An extra interruption then meant that solely 53 runs had been added within the afternoon session.
However, when the solar got here out, after tea, the 2 Northants batters initially made hay earlier than that late clatter of wickets.
Hannon-Dalby discovered Homosexual’s edge with an ideal away-cutter to be caught behind by Michael Burgess earlier than Keogh, dropped third ball on 0 within the slips by Will Rhodes, then bowled him in his subsequent over for a not very costly 9.
In-form Barnard then acquired Nair when he acquired caught on 78, misplaced focus and edged an tried loft to 3rd man to wicketkeeper Burgess. However McManus (10 not out) and Zaib (six not out) did a minimum of forestall any additional injury.