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Durham win by an innings and 144 runs

Durham vs Surrey

LV= County Championship: Durham thrash Surrey by an innings and 144 runs

Mark Wood: Finished with career-best figures of 5-44

Durham set up a potential LV= County Championship title decider with Yorkshire next week as they moved into second place with an easy innings and 144-run win at home to Surrey.

Resuming on 52-3, Surrey were bowled out for just 169 second time around as Durham registered a comprehensive victory - earning them 23 points - despite the best efforts of Hashim Amla.

Amla scored more than half his side's runs as he contributed a dashing 89, but once he departed there was precious little resistance from his Surrey team-mates as Mark Wood finished with career-best figures of 5-44.

Wood took three wickets in four balls either side of the lunch interval, while five successive batsmen fell to catches by wicketkeeper Phil Mustard.

Amla was on a different planet from his team-mates, scoring his runs off 110 balls with 13 fours. Only Chris Rushworth troubled the South African, having a good shout for lbw turned down with the batsman on 48 and beating him on 85.

It was Rushworth who eventually picked him up, Mustard taking a one-handed catch high to his right after Amla had slashed at a wide one.

That made it 137-5, then off the last two balls before lunch Steve Davies (25) and Gareth Batty both edged to Mustard off Wood. Gary Wilson survived the hat-trick ball afterwards but then drove wide of off stump and gave the wicketkeeper a straightforward catch.

Tim Linley was the last man to go as he skied an attempted pull off Wood to give short leg a simple catch and the game was all over at 1.55pm, despite a day being lost to the weather.

Match Details

22nd - 25th Aug 2013
Surrey won the toss and elected to bowl.
Emirates Durham ICG
M R Benson, M A Gough


Batsman R
R.J. Burns c Borthwick b Arshad 13
A. Harinath b Harrison 0
H.M. Amla c Mustard b Rushworth 89
V.S. Solanki c Mustard b Arshad 0
Z. de Bruyn c Richardson b Wood 12
S.M. Davies c Mustard b Wood 25
G.C. Wilson c Mustard b Wood 7
G.J. Batty c Mustard b Wood 0
C.T. Tremlett c Mustard b Harrison 0
T.E. Linley c Smith b Wood 8
J.W. Dernbach Not out 0
Extras 4nb, 9b, 2lb 15
Total All Out, 50.5 Overs 169
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
C. Rushworth 14 3 41 1
J. Harrison 13 1 43 2
M.A. Wood 13.5 4 44 5
U. Arshad 8 4 25 2
P.D. Collingwood 1 0 4 0
K.K. Jennings 1 0 1 0
Full Bowling Card