Selman century steers Glamorgan to thrilling three-wicket win over Durham

Paul Collingwood's declaration did not go in Durham's favour
Paul Collingwood's declaration did not go in Durham's favour

Glamorgan 353 & 266-7 (Selman 116no) beat
Durham 342 & 276 (Collingwood 92no) by three wickets
County Championship Division Two in Swansea

Nicholas Selman scored a blistering unbeaten century that came at a strike rate close to 90 as Glamorgan pulled off an incredible chase of 266 runs on the final day to win the County Championship Division Two clash against Durham in Swansea by just three wickets.

Having a daunting target of 266 runs from 51 overs, Glamorgan openers Selman (116 not out) and Jacques Rudolph (24) started the innings cautiously scoring 37 runs in the first 16 overs.

Aneurin Donald (28) played a 17-ball cameo but regular fall of wickets saw Glamorgan reduced to 108 for four. Selman soon stepped up the accelerator and was encouraged by quick knocks from Colin Ingram (42) and Chris Cooke (31).

Even though, both Ingram and Cooke fell, Selman ensured he saw the team through the chase in 50.3 overs with three wickets in hand. His knock had 12 boundaries and three sixes.

Earlier, Durham resumed their innings at 158 for three. Graham Clark (72) fell early in the day but Paul Collingwood (92 not out) kept the hopes going for Durham and he had a golden chance to become the first player for his club to score centuries in both the innings but instead decided to declare the innings to set a target of 266 for Glamorgan.

Durham's declaration was also forced by a brief rain spell that saw the game lose 16 overs on the final day.

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