|LV=County Championship, The first Central County Floor, Hove (day one):
|Sussex 262: Hudson-Prentice 65; Salisbury 5-73
|Leicestershire 68-2: Patel 36*; Karvelas 1-10
|Leicestershire (3 pts) path Sussex (1 pt) by 194 runs with eight wickets remaining
A season’s greatest 5-73 by Matt Salisbury gave Leicestershire the benefit in opposition to Sussex in a County Championship match they have to win to maintain up their possibilities of promotion from Division Two.
Fynn Hudson-Prentice’s 65 from quantity seven held up Leicestershire at Hove however the guests have been nonetheless joyful sufficient, after placing Sussex in, to bowl them out for 262 and reply with 68-2.
Opener Rishi Patel completed unbeaten on 36 – precisely the rating he wanted to finish 1,000 Championship runs for the season.
The 30-year-old Salisbury dismissed a disappointing new-ball spell, when 28 runs got here from his first 4 overs, to take the prized wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara on his return to the assault earlier than lunch and later take away James Coles, for 44, and Hudson-Prentice.
Leicestershire got here into the match in third place in Division Two, 24 factors behind Worcestershire however with a recreation in hand on the county at the moment within the different promotion place behind near-certain second-tier champions Durham.
There have been 4 wickets for Leicestershire’s seamers in an entertaining morning session, after Tom Haines and Tom Clark obtained Sussex off to a flying begin.
Haines, particularly, scored freely and the pair scampered various fast singles however after the fifty partnership arrived within the eighth over, Chris Wright made the breakthrough an over later.
Clark, pushing ahead on 15, was overwhelmed off the pitch and edged low to 3rd slip the place Sol Budinger scooped up a very good low catch.
Haines’ 29-ball 39 – that includes eight fours – ended when, after driving Scott Currie’s first and third balls of the tenth over to the straight boundary, he edged one other tried forcing shot waist-high to Budinger.
It was 80- when Tom Alsop was brilliantly caught by a diving Umar Amin at midwicket for 10 from a stable clip off his toes in opposition to Tom Scriven’s medium tempo, and a good-sized crowd then noticed India Check star Pujara settle in with some wonderful strokes.
And the guests’ choice to bowl first was totally vindicated when Pujara, on 26, was drawn into an indeterminate push at a high-quality ball from Salisbury and edged low for Colin Ackermann at second slip to take a pointy catch.
Honours have been even within the afternoon session, with Leicestershire taking one other three wickets however each Hudson-Prentice and Coles wanting snug.
Oli Carter went for 16, steering a rising leg-cutter from Currie – on mortgage from Hampshire – to second slip, however Sussex’s whole had moved to 179 earlier than Coles, who hit seven fours, clipped Salisbury to midwicket.
Jack Carson lifted a full supply on his pads from Scriven to midwicket to go for 5, however Karvelas hoisted Currie into the pavilion for six and Hudson-Prentice accomplished his half-century simply earlier than tea, at which level Sussex have been 231-7.
Hudson-Prentice hit eight fours in his 92-ball effort but it surely was Salisbury who had the ultimate phrase in the beginning of the ultimate session when he reacted nicely to carry Hudson-Prentice’s vanguard off his personal bowling earlier than dismissing Henry Crocombe lbw for six and Karvelas, brilliantly held by a diving Ackermann at second slip, for 18.
Budinger fell early for a duck, skying a pull at Ari Karvelas to midwicket, however Patel continued to impress in a breakthrough season for the 25-year-old former Essex participant, who’s averaging greater than 50.
Leicestershire’s solely different wicket to fall was that of Lewis Hill, caught off Haines’ medium tempo for 11.
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