Bravo gets fifty but Notts flirt with defeat

LONDON, England,  CMC – Stylish West Indies batsman Darren Bravo experienced fluctuating fortunes as Nottinghamshire struggled against Sussex on the penultimate day of their County Championship clash here yesterday.

The left-hander hit a typically composed 53 to help lift the hosts to 311 all out in the first innings, in reply to Sussex’s 488 all out at Trent Bridge.

Darren Bravo

However, Bravo fell for just 17 in the second innings as Notts, following on, limped to 103 for four at the close, still 74 runs adrift of making Sussex bat again.
Resuming the third day on 17 with Notts on 132 for one, Bravo batted for three hours and 40 minutes and faced 171 balls, striking five fours and a six.

In the process, he extended his second wicket stand with opener Karl Turner (64) to 84, and also added 45 for the third wicket with Riki Wessels (17).
Bravo was one of three wickets to fall for 12 runs, missing one from off-spinner Joe Gatting and was lbw as Notts slipped to 281 for five.

Trailing by 177 runs, Notts lost opener Alex Hales for one at 20 for one until Bravo helped patch up the innings in a 55-run, second wicket stand with Turner (42).

He had faced 39 balls and stroked three fours when he edged a defensive prod at ex-England left-arm spinner Monty Panesar, to be caught at the wicket.

At the Rose Bowl, Shiv Chanderpaul’s Warwickshire were closing in on the Division One title after rolling over Hampshire for 324 and reducing them to 43 for three in their second innings.

Warwickshire amassed 493 all out thanks to Chanderpaul’s wonderful 171.

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