Colin Ackermann starred on day three of round two of the County Championship with 186 for Leicestershire against Sussex.
The Warriors batsman started day three on 61 and his side on 112-2. This came after Sussex declared on 438-8 on day two, leaving Leicestershire with a mountain to climb.
Ackermann anchored his side’s innings and took them to 406 before losing his wicket. With a day remaining and both sides still needing to bat again, a draw seems imminent. Ackerman’s 186 came off 350 balls and consisted of 24 fours.
David Wiese struggled to take wickets and only managed one wicket for 63 runs.
Leicestershire declared on 422-9 despite trailing by 16 runs. Sussex ended on 11-0 with a lead of 27 runs.
In other division two matches, Glamorgan declared on a first-innings total of 526, lifting themselves from an overnight score of 296-5. Marchant de Lange hit 50 not out. The Knights fast bowler also took three wickets to stun Gloucestershire, who ended the day on 133-5 and trail by 157 runs.
In division one, not many Saffas got a chance to show off their skills.
Kyle Abbott never added to his three scalps on day two as Dean Elgar‘s Surrey declared on 407-9. Hants ended on 116-4 chasing 356 for victory. Hashim Amla only contributed 21 before losing his wicket.
Simon Harmer took one wicket to add to his first innings figures of 5-46 and helped wrap up the match on day three. Lancashire only managed to reach 288 and lost to Essex by 31 runs.