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Collingwood blitz seals thrilling win for Durham

Paul Collingwood was Durham's hero on Thursday
Paul Collingwood was Durham's hero on Thursday

Durham 299-6 (Clark 92) beat
Nottinghamshire 297 (Hales 104) by four wickets
Royal London Cup, North Group, Nottingham

Paul Collingwood led from the front with an unbeaten 73 off 47 deliveries as Durham completed a 298-run chase in the final over with four wickets in hand against Nottinghamshire in their Royal London One-Day Cup face-off in Nottingham.

Durham decided to field first on winning the toss. After losing Michael Lumb (1) and Riki Wessels (13) early to Chris Rushworth (2-56) but Alex Hales (104) kept the fight going along with Samit Patel (28).

Even though, Durham fought back and restricted the hosts to 103 for four, Billy Root (66) and Chris Read (61) provided valiant support to Hales, who completed the three-figure mark as Nottinghamshire were bowled out for 297 runs in 49.5 overs.

Mark Wood (3-62) and James Weighell (3-66) picked three wickets apiece for Durham.

Jake Ball (2-53) provided a head start for Nottinghamshire in the second the innings with wickets of in-form Keaton Jennings (0) and Mark Richardson (1) to reduce them to eight for two.

Graham Clark (92) and Cameron Steel (77) resurrected the innings with a 160-run stand for the third wicket but it needed a special 47-ball unbeaten knock from Collingwood (73 not out) to steer Durham home with four wickets in hand in 49.1 overs.

For leading from the front, Collingwood was awarded the player of the match as Durham moved to second in the points table.

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