Jacques Rudolph dug deep to rescue Glamorgan after the middle order had been ripped apart in the match against Leicestershire in the English County Championship.
He and Colin Ingram came together when Glamorgan were reeling at 2-1 in their second innings, and with Ingram in aggressive mood, they proceeded to put on 96 for the third wicket, of which 60 came from Ingram off 102 balls. But, having resumed the day on 38, Ingram went early and Ben Raine then took another three wickets for two runs to destroy the middle order, including Chris Cooke (8) and Craig Meschede (0).
At 105-6, Rudolph dug in again, and gained some support from Graham Wagg in the tail (32), putting on 54. When Rudolph was dismissed, on a painstaking 74 off 230 balls (8×4), Glamorgan were in a much healthier position at 207-8, a lead of 232. They ended on 298, offering Leicestershire a target of 324.
Visitors Leicestershire closed the day on 75-3 and will go in search of the 249 more runs they need for victory on Thursday’s final day, while Glamorgan need seven more wickets to record their fourth successive championship win.
In West Indies, Eddy Leie bowled magnificently to concede just 16 runs from his four overs of leg-break, helping to restrict St Kitts and Nevis Patriots to just 149 in the Caribbean T20 league. And while Kevin Pietersen was bowled for 18, the foundation laid by Andre Fletcher (48) and Johnson Charles gave St Lucia Zouks a seven-wicket win with 26 balls remaining.
Compiled by Mark Salter