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Danny Lamb took six wickets within the sport and hit the profitable runs for Sussex
Vitality County Championship Division Two, 1st Central County Floor, Hove (day 4)
Gloucestershire 417 & 205: Hammond 77, Gohar 52; Seales 4-18, Carson 3-45
Sussex 479 & 144-6: Pujara 44*, Simpson 25; Gohar 5-59
Sussex (22 pts) beat Gloucestershire (6 pts) by 4 wickets
Match scorecard

Sussex overcame cussed Gloucestershire resistance to squeeze dwelling by 4 wickets at Hove and go prime of County Championship Division Two.

Chasing 144 to win in 49 overs, they nonetheless wanted 29 when left-arm spinner Zafar Gohar picked up his fifth wicket however the nerveless Cheteshwar Pujara guided Sussex to victory with an unbeaten 44.

Miles Hammond (77) and Gohar (52) had given Gloucestershire hope with a seventh-wicket stand of 87, batting via the morning session to lodge their second half-centuries of the match.

Hammond grew to become one among two victims in three balls for off-spinner Jack Carson and Jayden Seales completed the innings with wickets from successive deliveries as Gloucestershire had been dismissed for 205.

Cautious of the specter of rain, Sussex attacked the chase vigorously however the wily Gohar, who opened the bowling, stymied their progress by exploiting some flip to take away all three left-handers in Sussex’s prime three.

He had Tom Clark caught at short-leg off bat and pad in his second over and in his subsequent the Pakistani had Tom Alsop lbw on the again foot.

Tom Haines was crushed within the flight and simply stumped trying to hit Gohar excessive and within the final over earlier than tea James Coles was effectively taken low down at second slip by Ben Charlesworth as he propped ahead.

Pujara and John Simpson steered their workforce into calmer waters by including 42 earlier than Gloucestershire prompted extra palpitations within the Hove crowd with wickets in successive overs.

Simpson dragged a brief ball in Dom Goodman’s first over to mid-wicket and Fynn Hudson-Prentice grew to become Gohar’s fifth sufferer when he missed a sweep.

With two fifties within the match and eight wickets Gohar didn’t need to be on the shedding workforce.

Pujara, although, confirmed his expertise and Danny Lamb handed 1,000 first-class runs when he hit the profitable boundary.

Report equipped by ECB Reporters’ Community.

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