Warwickshire v Durham - County Championship Division One - Day 3 - Live Score and Update
Durham 163 & 139 v Warwickshire 267 & 36/1 (7.4 ov) - Warwickshire won by 9 wickets
Fans saw an unexpected fiery action from both teams on the penultimate day of the four-day match between Warwickshire and Durham in the County Championship Division One, as Warwickshire grabbed a win by nine wickets, humiliating Durham in the second innings and then chasing down a small total of 36 runs needed to win the match at Edgbaston, Birmingham.
The high intensity match began with Warwickshire resuming their first innings after having posted 195 runs for the loss of seven wickets at stumps on the second day.
Ian Bell who had amassed 106 runs alongside KHD Barker came in the middle in order to secure an unbeatable lead against their opponents.
The two batsmen looked well-set in the middle and on their way to posting a stiff second innings total, but with 220 runs the partnership finally came to an end on the demise of Barker, who fell after scoring 14 runs.
Later with 234 runs on the board, Bell was removed by Mitchell Claydon after scoring an innings of 120 runs.
Jeetan Patel, stayed unbeaten on a tally of 30, as the side amassed a staggering total of 267 runs in their second innings.
Beginning their second shot with the bat, Durham had no idea what was waiting for them ahead as they were left bruised and battered by all-rounder, Keith Barker, who nabbed five wickets, decapitating the batting side without letting them gain any momentum.
They lost two of their main wickets with only 16 runs on the board, but their real troubles started on the demise of their ace middle-order batsmen, Paul Collingwood and Ben Stokes who needed to give a big performance in order for their team to post a challenging second innings total.
However, after suffering a major collapse in the upper-order, skipper Phil Mustard put a brave face by hammering a knock of 45 runs, however, it was too little and too late for the team to recover as they faltered after scoring 139 runs, giving their opponents a meagre tally to chase.
Warwickshire chased down the target in 7.4 overs for the loss of one wicket as they wrapped up the game a day earlier.