Tahir allows Derbyshire to finish on a high


Imran Tahir took 5 wickets as Derbyshire and Gloucestershire worked out a final-day run chase in Bristol

ECB Reporters Network

28- Sep-2017

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Derbyshire460 (Hughes 142, Madsen 121) and 144 for 0 dec (Slater 74 *, Reece 61 *) beat Gloucestershire224 for 2 dec (Bracey 82 *, Hankins 79 *) and 223 (Tahir 5-76) by 157 runs

Derbyshire completed their Specsavers County Championship season on a high, beating Gloucestershire by 147 performs at the Brightside Ground, Bristol.

Imran Tahir got 5 wickets and Matt Critchley and Harry Podmore 2 each as the visitors finished triumph with more than 21.3 overs to spare.

It was a frustrating end to the summertime for Gloucestershire who, to their credit, had actually accepted making a video game of it by stating on their over night rating of 224 for 2.

Gloucestershire then talented Derbyshire 144 runs, in their 2nd innings, to establish a 2nd innings chase in a minimum of 80 overs.

In pursuit of 381 to win, they suffered an early blow when Benny Howell was captured behind by off the bowling of Harry Podmore in the 4th over. Afterwards, they resisted a Derbyshire attack led, prior to lunch, by seamers Podmore and Hardus Viljoen. Podmore got his 2nd wicket at 42 for 2 when he had Chris Dent captured behind, for 19.

The video game collected speed after lunch as Gloucestershire battled to develop a position of strength and Derbyshire, with equivalent function, did their bit to keep themselves in with a possibility of bowling out their hosts.

Imran Tahir was the driver for Derbyshire – the leg spinner taking 3 wickets in the penultimate session to put Derbyshire back on top.

James Bracey, who played well for 44, was the very first to fall. The gifted left hander, who scored an unbeaten 82 in the very first innings, chanced his arm when frequently and was captured at deep midwicket off the bowling of Tahir.

Tahir then snared captured and bowled Hankins at 135 for 4, prior to trapping Jack Taylor lbw for 3, at 147 for 5.

Gloucestershire had actually consented to opt for the target, despite what position they discovered themselves in. It was no surprise when Kieran Noema-Barnett opened his shoulders and struck 6 borders in fast fire time.

Sadly, for Gloucestershire, he died for 30 and it was delegated Phil Mustard to carry his side’s hopes. At tea, Gloucestershire were 197 for 6, requiring another 184 for success.

Their faint hopes vanished quickly after tea when captain Mustard was bowled by Matt Critchley for37 It was a long walk back to the structure for Mustard, who naturally fancied his possibility of a minimum of taking the video game to the wire.

David Payne was beside fall, captured at slip by Wayne Madsen off the bowling of Critchley for 0, and Josh Shaw followed for 1, bowled carrying arms to a ball that spun back from Tahir.

Derbyshire injury up matters when Tahir got his 5th wicket when trapping Matt Taylor lbw at 233 all out.

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