Glamorgan v Worcestershire

  • Last Updated: April 19 2013, 19:35 BST

Glamorgan go into the final day of their LV= County Championship match at the SWALEC Stadium as favourites to win but half-centuries from Thilan Samaraweera and Moeen Ali ensured Worcestershire would not lose by an innings.

Moeen Ali made 55 for Worcestershire
Moeen Ali made 55 for Worcestershire

Samaraweera (71 not out) and Moeen (55) proved the mainstays of the Worcestershire second innings and by the close they had reached 186 for five - a lead of 14.

Glamorgan's most effective bowler was Will Bragg. His part-time medium pace accounted for Moeen and Alexei Kervezee in the pace of four balls either side of tea as he recorded figures of two for seven.

Glamorgan resumed the third day on 235 for seven, a first-innings lead of 112 with Jim Allenby (71) and Dean Cosker (8).

The duo moved the score onto 244 before a light shower forced the players off the field. When they returned Allenby's 212 minute vigil ended when he edged Gareth Andrew to Daryl Mitchell at second slip. Allenby made 78 from 162 balls.

Michael Hogan was dismissed three balls later when a ball from Chris Russell trickled onto his stumps.

The last wicket of Cosker and Mike Reed produced some entertainment as they put on 36 before Russell brought the innings to a close when he yorked Reed for 15 with Cosker unbeaten on 44 from 88 balls with five fours.

Gareth Andrew was Worcestershire's best bowler ending with figures of four for 79.

Glamorgan struck in the first over of the Worcestershire second innings when Graham Wagg bowled Matthew Pardoe for nought shouldering arms before the visitors reached five for one at lunch, still 167 runs adrift of making Glamorgan bat again.

Worcestershire had reached 50 for one Jim Allenby made the breakthrough to remove skipper Daryl Mitchell with Bragg making a fine diving catch at mid-wicket.

Moeen went on to make 55 with nine fours in a stay in the middle of two hours 39 minutes before perishing in the final over before tea.

Moeen's defiance ended when he chopped a ball from Bragg on to his stumps.

From 97 for three at tea Worcestershire slumped further to 97 for four three balls after tea when Alexei Kervezee went for a duck - the second victim of Bragg's medium pace after he was caught at slip by Allenby.

But Samaraweera and Michael Johnson ensured a lead as well as no more scares for Worcestershire, putting on 48 for the sixth wicket by the close.


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