Best grabs four in Hampshire victory

May 25, 2016
Tino Best

LONDON, CMC:

Ex-West Indies fast bowler Tino Best bowled Hampshire to victory but Leeward Islands batsman Chesney Hughes suffered another failure with the bat as Derbyshire lost on the final day of the latest round of English County Championship games yesterday.
Right-armer Best snapped up four for 47 as Nottinghamshire, chasing 305 for victory at The Rose Bowl, were dismissed for 235 in their second innings — handing Hampshire victory by 69 runs.
The hosts began the day on 189 for eight in their second innings and added 34 runs in eight overs before declaring their innings on 223 for nine.
England left-arm seamer Harry Gurney finished with five for 75.
Best then produced two key strikes when he removed opener Jake Libby for four to a catch at the wicket and then trapped Michael Lumb lbw for nine, as Notts slumped to 21 for two in the ninth over of the innings.
The 34-year-old Best then knocked over Brett Hutton without scoring to put Hampshire on the verge of victory.
Best, who picked up two wickets in the first innings, has now taken 12 wickets in three games, since replacing injured fellow Barbados and Windies speedster, Fidel Edwards.

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