Opposed Viljoen wrecks Sussex scoot lag


Hardus Viljoen took the principle eight wickets to give Derbyshire a rare victory and leave Sussex’s exterior hopes of promotion in tatters

Derbyshire 338 (Godleman 51, Reece 51, Wiese 4-63, Garton 3-79) and 322 for 8 dec (Podmore 66*, Whittingham 5-80) beat Sussex 271 (Wright 70*, Viljoen 7-80) and 344 (Wells 77, van Zyl 85, Wright 80, Viljoen 8-90) by 45 runs

A shapely expose of speedy bowling by chubby South African Hardus Viljoen impressed Derbyshire to utterly their 2d championship victory of the season against Sussex at Hove.

Viloen took the principle eight wickets to accept as true with a likelihood of all-10 sooner than Harry Podmore nipped in for the final two to full Derbyshire’s preserve and extinguish Sussex’s promotion hopes in the strategy

Viljoen, 28, adopted up his first innings return of seven for 80 to bewitch 8 for 90 to full with occupation most efficient match figures of 15 for 170 as Sussex, bowled out for 344, were overwhelmed by 45 runs. It used to be the fifth most efficient match return by a Derbyshire bowler.

This used to be the fifth time Viljoen had taken ten or extra wickets in an match – but it be the principle time he has executed it for Derbyshire, who have to regret that he has been injured for plenty of the season.

First and most major of the day it looked as though Derbyshire had been stingy with their declaration. By declaring their innings closed at their overnight get of 322 for 8 they build Sussex a formidable 390 for victory.

But Sussex needed to head for the preserve to preserve their promotion hopes alive. And Derbyshire knew that that could well give them their most efficient likelihood of victory.

Viljoen, who’s a valid speedy bowler, started his demolition job in his 2d over of the day, when he had Angus Robson caught at third mosey. The fielder, Matt Critchley, took the ball alongside with his fingers high above his head.

But by lunchtime Sussex had build aside themselves in with a likelihood of pulling off an shapely victory. They were 110 for 1, and wanted one other 280.

Luke Wells and Stiaan van Zyl had build the platform for an now no longer going preserve by the home aspect, van Zyl citing the 100 partnership factual sooner than lunch when he straight drove Luis Reece for four.

After the fracture, Wells hit Viljoen for three successive fours but used to be then lbw procuring for a fourth. And when Chris Nash used to be caught in the slips for factual nine in Viljoen’s next over Sussex were 147 for 3 and Derbyshire were wait on in the match.

But the match grew to alter into in direction of Sussex once another time as even Viljoen struggled against van Zyl and the extra pugnacious Luke Wright because the pair build aside on 120 for the fourth wicket. At tea, when Sussex were 236 for 3, wanting one other 154 from 36 overs, they were distinct favourites to preserve the match.

But then Viljoen grew to alter into the game in direction of Derbyshire once another time. He had van Zyl caught at third man for 85 and then pushed aside the Sussex captain Ben Brown, caught at mosey. Then, when he plucked out Wright’s center stump for 80 with a yorker Sussex were struggling at 276 for 6.

Ollie Robinson and Jofra Archer continued to support the Sussex supporters with a seventh wicket stand of 31. But then Viljoen took out Robinson’s off stump for 15 sooner than having Archer caught at mosey for 25.

Podmore carried out the job for Derbyshire with the final two wickets, thanks to magnificent catches by Hamidullah Qadri and Ben Slater. But Viljoen used to be the gargantuan hero of the day.

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