LONDON, CMC — West Indies fast bowler, Miguel Cummins, picked up a brilliant seven-wicket haul but a Worcestershire batting collapse opened the door for a Sussex victory on day two of the County Championship Division Two here yesterday.
Playing at Hove, Barbadian Cummins claimed seven for 84 to send Sussex tumbling to 229 all out, in response to Worcestershire’s first innings of 306 at Hove.
However, Worcestershire were quickly dismissed in their second innings for 194, leaving Sussex with 272 to get for victory.
They ended the day on 13 for one.
Having taken three wickets on Monday’s first day to reduce Sussex to 50 for four at the close, Cummins resumed where he left off in helping to further dismantle the inning and hand Worcestershire a small first innings lead.
With just the second ball of the day, he bowled Philip Salt without scoring and he was on target again four overs later when he also breached the defence of David Wiese to remove the South African for four, and send Sussex tumbling to 71 for seven.
However, Barbadians Chris Jordan and Jofra Archer then combined to prop up the innings in a brilliant 97-run, eighth wicket stand.
Jordan, who has played first class cricket for Barbados but in recent years has represented England in eight Tests and 31 One-Day Internationals, stroked an unbeaten 57 from 82 balls with ten boundaries while the 21-year-old Archer struck a breezy 46 from 56 balls with eight fours.
Cummins got his sixth wicket when he knocked over Archer and had his seventh when Danny Briggs was taken at the wicket for 22.
Seamer Steve Magoffin then snatched his second five-wicket haul of the contest to hurt Worcestershire in their second turn at the crease, despite half-centuries from Tom Fell (85) and Ben Cox (56).