McCarthy picks six as Durham aim for victory on final day

Barry McCarthy picked completed a six wicket haul on the third day
Barry McCarthy picked completed a six wicket haul on the third day

Durham 448 & 271-6 dec (Clark 83) v
Kent 236 & 35-0 (Bell-Drummond 17no)
County Championship Division One, Canterbury, day three

Barry McCarthy picked a six-wicket haul as Durham dismissed Kent for 236 runs in their first innings following which Graham Clark and Paul Collingwood scored fifties to set a target of 484 for the home side in their County Championship Division Two face off in Canterbury on the third day.

Kent resumed their first innings with a score of 211 for eight. They managed to add 25 more runs with Sam Northeast (109 not out) completing a century while Yasir Shah (48) made a useful contribution. However, McCarthy (6-63) came back to pick the remaining two wickets to dismiss Kent for 236.

Having secured a massive first innings lead of 212 runs, Stephen Cook (44) and Cameron Steel (43) played handy knocks to extend the lead further but the decisive knocks came from Clark (83) and a run-a-ball innings from Collingwood (51 not out) as they declared the innings at 271 for six to set a target of 484 runs for Kent in the final innings.

Kent openers, Daniel Bell-Drummond (17 not out) and Sean Dickson (16 not out) ensured they did not lose any wicket in the 10 overs of play possible before stumps on day three.

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