Olly Stone rattles Durham as Warwickshire remain in charge

Durham 224 by 7 (Stone 5-43) trail Warwickshire 310 (Trott 79, Wright 54 *, McCarthy 4-58) by 86 runs
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A devastating Olly Stone spell helped Warwickshire finish the second day of their County Championship match against Durham in Edgbaston.

With Durham reaching 152 for 3 after tea, Stone replaced Keith Barker in the Final Pavilion and recorded his third list of five season tickets with a destructive spell of 8-2-13-4.

Stone eliminated Will Smith by 46 when he overtook Tim Ambrose and nine balls later Axar Patel followed him by 0 after playing on his stumps. Stone then caught Michael Richardson and Stuart Poynter with two difference balls in a double pit maiden.

The hosts' queues were up, but Durham captain Paul Collingwood and Barry McCarthy dug up late at night with an association of 59 runs of 17 overs that left the visitors at 224 for 7, 86 behind.

With the sun shining on Edgbaston, the conditions were far from the gloom of the first day, giving hitters more encouragement to score.

pair of Warwickshire during the night Jonathan Trott and Jeetan Patel did exactly that with five fours in the first 14 balls, before Trott – in search of scoring his 46th first class – was defeated by Matthew Salisbury in the third inning of the morning.

Patel followed six overs later, knocked down by McCarthy by 26, leaving the Bears languishing in 224 for 7, but were pardoned by an aggressive association in the ninth.

Chris Wright, with 54 out of 72 balls, and Stone landed an entertaining 86 121 balls, which featured nine four and six and helped secure a valuable third batting point. Warwickshire finished with 310 outside after Stone was caught in the midfield by an excellent catch by Graham Clark, with Ryan Sidebottom following him five balls later after being trapped by Axar Patel for 0.

Durham's response started with confidence , but sporadically wickets and the period of eight in Stone meant that long associations could not be formed.

Cameron Steel was the first to leave when he got behind Ambrose out of Stone's bowling, while Wright knocked Alex Lees down 35 from his first ball of the day. Clark was fired by 13 catches lbw by Sidebottom three overs before tea leaving Durham at 105 for 3, but Richardson steadied the boat with Smith at a stand of 46.

source:- espncricinfo.com

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