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Day 4 of 4
Match Drawn

Notts vs Durham

Chanderpaul keeps out Notts

West Indian batsman grinds down hosts on final day at Trent Bridge

Broad: Match figures of 7-86

LV County Championship - Division One
Trent Bridge
Durham 266 (W R Smith 85, C E Shreck 4-69) & 257-8 dec (M J DiVenuto 64, S Chanderpaul 53, S C J Broad 4-39) v Nottinghamshire 268 (B M Shafayat 100) Nottinghamshire (9pts) drew with Durham (9pts)

A stubborn display by Shivnarine Chanderpaul ensured a draw between Nottinghamshire and Durham, despite Stuart Broad recording his best figures for the hosts.

Chanderpaul's relentless occupation of the crease lasted almost four hours as he crawled to a near strokeless 53.

And when Charlie Shreck had him caught behind Michael di Venuto resumed where the West Indian batsman had left off.

The opener, who came in at six after picking up a finger injury on Friday, made 64 in three-and-a-half hours, including a half-century stand with Ben Harmison.

Broad had briefly raised the current Division One leaders hopes of a win, removing Mark Stoneman and Dale Benkenstein with some well-directed swing on the final morning.

But his second innings haul of 4-39, giving him total match figures of 7-86, were not enough to bring Nottinghamshire a result over their third-placed rivals.

Day three

Bilal Shafayat's century ensured Nottinghamshire claimed first-innings parity with Durham in their top-of-the-table LV County Championship Division One fixture at Trent Bridge.

Shafayat progressed from his overnight position of 54 to reach three figures from 166 balls, having struck 19 fours.

But the former England Under 19 captain was dimissed by Liam Plunkett (3-78) six deliveries after reaching the landmark without adding to his score.

Solid contributions from Graeme Swann (37), Mark Ealham (33) and Darren Pattinson (28) allowed Nottinghamshire to total 268, a lead of two.

England fast bowler Stuart Broad, who was 'rested' from the third Test but allowed to play for Nottinghamshire, took two wickets to reduce the visitors to 72-2 in their second innings by the close.

That represents an overall advantage of 70 for Durham heading into the final day.

Day two

Bilal Shafayat's unbeaten 54 led Nottinghamshire to 114-4 in their first innings on a stop-start second day of their top-of-the-table LV County Championship Division One fixture against Durham.

Resuming at 6-0 in reply to Durham's 266, opening batsman Shafayat shared a third-wicket stand with Samit Patel of 68 in 18 overs after Steve Harmison had removed Matt Wood (7) and Mark Wagh (2) cheaply.

Only 32 overs were possible due to frequent stoppages for both bad light and rain at Trent Bridge.

There were only 3.4 overs before lunch but that was enough for Harmison claim an lbw verdict against Wood with his sixth ball.

The Durham fast bowler, back in the England fold as a squad member for this week's Edgbaston Test but released for county duty on Wednesday morning, claimed his 42nd Championship wicket this summer - the best in the top flight - shortly after lunch when Wagh fended a sharp lifter to Callum Thorp at third slip.

After 12 successive overs, Harmison finally gave way for Thorp - who got himself in the wickets column with his second spell.

Patel unexpectedly clipped an unthreatening short ball straight to Liam Plunkett at midwicket.

And after Dale Benkenstein had new batsman Adam Voges lbw pushing forward, Durham were on the front foot again when rain brought an early end to the second session.

Shafayat reached his 50 with a 10th four - sweetly timed through midwicket off Thorp - from the 93rd ball he faced, in the first over after tea.

But there was time for very little more though before the fifth stoppage brought an early close.

Day one

Durham's Will Smith returned to haunt LV County Championship leaders Nottinghamshire on day one at Trent Bridge.

His 85 out of Durham's 266 all out is better than anything the former Notts man managed on this ground in just 11 first-class matches spread over five years, before heading north at the start of last summer.

Charlie Shreck (four for 69) appeared set to dominate as the visitors lurched to 15 for two in the seventh over, after choosing to bat on a sunny morning.

But 25-year-old Smith, whose Nottinghamshire career was intermittent because of his commitments to Durham University, took his opportunity to consolidate the maiden double-hundred he made at Guildford just last week.

Smith and Dale Benkenstein put on the match's first half-century stand either side of lunch, until the Durham captain drove Shreck into the hands of cover.

Phil Mustard and Smith then put on 57 together until the wicketkeeper was bowled sweeping at the last ball before tea from slow left-armer Samit Patel.

Smith's runs came from 182 balls and contained 13 fours before he fell in the early evening, driving at a length ball from Broad which went straigh to mid-on.

Match Details

Date
30th Jul 2008
Toss
Venue
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Umpires
P Willey and V A Holder

durham BATTING CARD

Batsman R
Stoneman lbw b Broad 42
Wiseman c Broad 20
Smith b Broad 6
Chanderpaul c Shreck 53
Benkenstein c Broad 1
Di Venuto b Voges 64
Harmison lbw b Voges 39
Mustard c Broad b Voges 5
Plunkett not out 12
Thorp not out 0
Extras 4nb, 1b, 10lb 15
Total 128.0 Overs 257 - 8
Full Batting Card

notts BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
Shreck 22 7 44 1
Pattison 14 2 30 0
Broad 21 9 39 4
Swann 21 8 38 0
Patel 25 10 41 0
Ealham 7 3 5 0
Voges 11 4 21 3
Shafayat 5 0 16 0
Read 2 0 12 0
Full Bowling Card