Colin de Grandhomme: Half the team returned to the pavilion at 155, New Zealand batsman played such an innings, scored 488 runs, Colin de Grandhomme scores 174 runs for Hampshire against Surrey in County Championship
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- New Zealand batsman Colin de Grandhomme played a blistering innings
- Kiwi all-rounder’s performance in the ongoing County Cricket Championship in England
- Playing for Hampshire, scored a big score against Surry Cricket Club
These days players from all over the world are showing their strength in the four-day matches of first-class cricket in the prestigious County Cricket Championship running in England. In the oldest cricket championship, the ongoing match between Hampshire and Surrey suddenly turned into a bang when the 34-year-old New Zealand all-rounder suddenly took Hampshire to the top. Let us know what has happened in this match that this Kiwi player is discussed everywhere.
Such was the status of the match: Rory Burns-led Surry Cricket Club won the toss and elected to field in the match, which started on July 4. His decision initially proved to be correct as Sarri’s bowlers had at one point rendered Hampshire’s top order helpless. Alam was that their top 5 players had returned to the pavilion within 155 runs and their hopes were starting to fall apart.
Colin’s performance in the debut match started again
New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme, who came on the pitch to bat at number six, was playing his first match in county cricket. This batsman did not disappoint anyone. Colin batted for 344 minutes and scored an unbeaten 174 off 214 balls. His innings included 17 fours and 3 sixes. He remained on the pitch till the end and took his team to the mountain of 488 runs. Colin’s 174 is the best innings of his first-class career and the eighth batsman to score a century on debut for Hampshire.
century partnership for the 10th wicket
Colin de Grandhomme shared a fine eighth-wicket partnership with Felix Organ (67) during his matchless innings, but he went a step further when he stitched a century partnership for the 10th wicket with Brad Wheel. gave. Brad Wheel scored 45 runs in 109 balls and shared 114 runs for the 10th wicket with Colin.
Sarri’s batsmen also looked flop, rain gave some relief
After this, when Sarri’s team came out to answer, it was also painful for them. They got their first blow on the score of zero, while within 8 runs both their openers returned to the pavilion, including the wicket of captain Rory Burns. Keith Barker (3/15) bowled brilliantly and Sarri had lost 4 wickets in 42 runs by the third day of the match. Thankfully the rain interrupted the match or else their condition could have been worse.
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