Jordan, Philander hurt Durham after Sussex went on to post 668

Vernon Philander picked two wickets for Sussex
Vernon Philander picked two wickets for Sussex
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Durham 287 & 97-4 (Collingwood 31no) v
Sussex 668 (Wells 258)
County Championship Division Two, Hove, day three

After Michael Burgess and Jofra Archer went on to notch half centuries, Sussex went on to post a massive 668 runs in their first innings, following which Chris Jordan and Vernon Philander picked two wickets apiece to restrict Durham to 97 for four at stumps on day three of the County Championship Division Two clash in Hove.

Durham trail Sussex by another 284 runs with six wickets in hand as they head into the final day.

Philander (2-27) dismissed both the Durham openers Stephen Cook (0) and Keaton Jennings (5) cheaply while Jordan (2-11) accounted for Cameron Steel (14) and Graham Clark (16) to reduce them to 41 for four before Paul Collingwood (31 not out) and Ryan Pringle (18 not out) added an unbeaten 56 run stand to keep their hopes live.

Earlier, Sussex started the day at 452 for four after marathon knocks from Luke Wells (258) and Stiaan van Zyl (149).

Van Zyl added just eight runs to his overnight score before being dismissed but Burgess (76) added a 58 run stand with David Wiese (30) to help Durham reach 550 but it was Archer's (70) 68-ball knock that ensured they finished the innings at 668 with a massive first innings lead of 381 runs.

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