Aakash Saini ∙ Aug 13 2022, 5:00 AM

Royal London One-Day Cup 2022 | Group A Round-up, August 12

image-l6r0a5jdCheteshwar Pujara's 107 goes in vain

As many as four Group A matches of the 2022 Royal London One-Day Cup were played out on August 12. Here is a look at the high points from each of those fixtures.

Durham vs Gloucestershire

Hosts Durham fell six runs short of Gloucestershire in a high-scoring thriller at Chester-le-Street.

For starters, Gloucs opener Chris Dent dented the Durham bowlers with an imperial 117, a knock which boosted the visitors total to 367-8.

In response, each of the top eight Durham batsmen scored runs, with Paul Coughlin putting up the biggest fight in the run-chase with a thunderous 38-ball 77. A four-fer by Tom Price and some tight bowling from Zafar Gohar in the death overs handed the Scott Borthwick-led side a close defeat.

Brief scores:

Gloucestershire: 367-8 (50)

Chris Dent 117 (105), Marcus Harris 94 (87)

Oliver Gibson 3-77, Liam Trevaskis 2-68

Durham: 361-8 (50)

Paul Coughlin 77 (38), Scott Borthwick 45 (54)

Tom Price 4-70, Zafar Gohar 3-51

Leicestershire vs Somerset

Louis Kimber’s ton and Harry Swindells’ 70 enabled hosts Leicestershire to a competitive 269. The visiting Somerset side fell 45 runs short of their target, despite rebellious knocks from Matt Renshaw and George Bartlett in the chase.

For Leicestershire, pacers Beuran Hendricks and Wiaan Mulder picked up three wickets each in the decisive innings of the match.

Brief scores:

Leicestershire: 269 (49.2)

Louis Kimber 102 (89), Harry Swindells 70 (90)

Kasey Aldridge 3-40, Alfie Ogborne 3-49

Somerset: 224 (50)

Matt Renshaw 55 (63), George Bartlett 46 (68)

Beuran Hendricks 3-36, Wiaan Mulder 3-51

Nottinghamshire vs Middlesex

The high-scoring Grantham affair featured close to 700 runs, with Middlesex emerging victors by a 27-run margin. Captain Stephen Eskinazi and Sam Robson both plundered hundreds for the guests, with the latter of the two also claiming two wickets later in the game.

Nottinghamshire skipper Haseeb Hameed’s ton went in vain as did opener Ben Slater’s 90, as Middlesex’ Indian import Umesh Yadav inflicted much damage to the hosts response with his four-fer.

Brief scores:

Middlesex: 355 (49.4)

Stephen Eskinazi 135 (104), Sam Robson 103 (100)

Zak Chappell 3-75, James Hayes 2-58

Nottinghamshire: 328 (47.4)

Haseeb Hameed 114 (118), Ben Slater 90 (95)

Umesh Yadav 4-54, Sam Robson 2-23

Warwickshire vs Sussex

Warwickshire bowlers held their nerves to secure a four-win over Sussex. Earlier, hosts opener Rob Yates charted a century while captain Will Rhodes and Michael Burgess slammed sparkling half-centuries to lift the Warwickshire total to 310-6.

However, the highlight of the day came from losing skipper Cheteshwar Pujara’s blade. Known for occupying long hours at the crease in Tests, the batting barnacle exploited his untapped potential by whacking a 79-ball 107 in the run-chase.

Brief scores:

Warwickshire: 310-6 (50)

Rob Yates 114 (111), Will Rhodes 76 (70)

Aristides Karvelas 2-44, Bradley Currie 2-51

Sussex: 306-7 (50)

Cheteshwar Pujara 107 (79), Ali Orr 81 (102)

Krunal Pandya 3-51, George Garrett 2-50

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