Middlesex spoil Collingwood

Middlesex 121 (Salisbury 6-37) and 355 (Eskinazi 96, Gubbins 91, Wood 5-94) beat Durham 310 (Harte 112, Richardson 50, Murtagh 4-56) and 109 (Murtagh 3-29) for 57 runs
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Middlesex featured an inspired bowling performance to ruin Paul Collingwood's final game for Durham, defeating the home team by 57 runs in his Specsavers Championship Division County Division two in Emirates Riverside.

Dawid Malan's men added 100 runs to their total night total, despite losing a flurry of early wickets. Martin Andersson scored 34 valuable runs to guide his team to a 167-point lead, as Mark Wood claimed a five-run to dodge the tail.

Durham lost ground at regular intervals in his response as the Middlesex bowlers worked well as a unit to cover the home side by 109 to ensure victory, finishing his season on a high note. Collingwood's last reverence did not end in the victory that the local team seemed capable of producing on the first day, but its effect on the county will not be easy to forget.

Collingwood said: "It was not exactly the fairytale ending I was expecting, I'm 23 years old, I feel a little sad, it's the right time, I put all my efforts into it and everyone just has a certain lifespan. very satisfied and satisfied with what I have achieved in the luck, the club will continue advancing.

"Middlesex deserved his victory in the end. The partnership between Stevie Eskinazi and Nick Gubbins put them in front of the game and we were not good enough. It has been a really surreal week. All good luck messages and thank you messages take your breath away. It's not the fairytale ending I was waiting for, but I can still have a smile on my face when I retire after putting all my effort into it. "

Visitors started the day 255 for 2, but they should immediately lose Nick Gubbins, who could only add one to his score of 90 per night before falling to Chris Rushworth.The dismissal of the opener triggered a collapse of the middle order while Max Holden and Robbie White followed him quickly to the pavilion, while Collingwood marked his second wicket for the innings when Dawid Malan cut a direct delivery to Michael Richardson.

Andersson and James Harris offered resistance to take the Middlesex lead beyond the 100-race mark, however, his position was terminated when Harris was hit In the head by a Barry McCarthy Gorilla, Harris was removed from the camp according to the concussion protocol, and was then taken to the hospital after It was confirmed that the bowler had suffered a concussion.

The drama took place in the field There were discussions about whether Middlesex could name Ollie Rayner as a substitute for Harris, even though it could be said that it is not a similar replacement: a bowler with similar batting pretenses, but not a marshal. Referees Steve O & # 39; Shaugnessy and Michael Gough made the decision to allow Rayner to enter the field as a substitute. After the restart, Clean Wood knocked Anderson down for a solid shot of 34. The man from England found his rhythm, running with the speed of the Lumley End.

Wood cleaned the line to claim his second season of five seasons. His pace was too much for James Fuller, returning a simple catch to the bowler. The 28-year-old defeated Rayner before Murtagh was captured by Rushworth, finishing the Middlesex innings by 355 and a lead of 166.

Alex Lees made quick runs at the beginning of the possibility, but his stroke reached his end on the 22nd when it was declared lbw to Murtagh. Gareth Harte and Michael Richardson could not provide the necessary resistance, both lagging behind Robbie White. Collingwood reached the limit for his last chance. He managed 10 before Andersson's short pitch failed to rise off the field and bounced under Collingwood's bat to end the 42-year-old's last chance.

The pressure seemed to be reaching the home team, which caused the suicide to run out of Ryan Davies. Cameron Steel played with a patient hit of 23 out of 104 deliveries, but fell on top of Ethan Bamber and Rayner on the second slip. Durham's lowest order collapsed when Wood and Matt Salisbury fell without disturbing the scorers.

Stuart Poynter was defeated by the low rebound of a delivery of Murtagh to put visitors on the edge of the abyss. Fuller claimed the final wicket when Rushworth jumped into the depths and was caught by Gubbins, which allowed Middlesex to successfully ruin Collingwood's final act at Emirates Riverside.

source:- espncricinfo.com

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