Yorkshire's Matt Fisher uproots the batsman's middle and leg stump with a peach of a delivery

Yorkshire’s Matt Fisher uproots the batsman’s middle and leg stump with a peach of a delivery

Fisher's scintillating delivery was also shared by County Championship's official Twitter handle.

Jack Burnham
Jack Burnham. (Photo Source: Twitter)

In the North Group encounter between Durham and Yorkshire at Chester-le-Street, the former won the toss and decided to bat first. However, Durham’s plan to post a challenging total on the board fizzled out as they were cleaned up on a modest total of 103 runs.

Yorkshire, in response, amassed 166 runs on the scoreboard on the back of Tom Kohler-Cadmore’s 41, Dawid Malan’s 30 and Harry Brook’s 41. Yorkshire was able to establish a 96-run lead but their joy didn’t last too long as Durham managed to put up a dominant batting display in their second innings.

Alex Lees stepped up and stitched a 106-run knock to help Durham amass 266 runs on the scoreboard. He was also assisted by David Bedingham, who smashed a gritty 77 off 146 deliveries to ensure that his side doesn’t face a batting collapse. However, after the departure of Lees and Bedingham, Durham shattered like a stack of cards with no batsman crossing the 20-run mark apart from Gareth Harte, who remained unbeaten on 29.

Yorkshire need 68 runs to clinch the encounter

Yorkshire pacer Matt Fisher played a key role in dismantling Durham’s batting force as he scalped four wickets. Durham’s line-up was decimated in no time as they lost eight wickets in quick succession to go down from 207/2 to 266/10 in their second innings.

Fisher’s four-wicket haul also included a peach of a delivery to Burnham which uprooted his middle and leg stump. Fisher’s searing yorker baffled the batsman and left him on all fours in his crease, with the Yorkshire players starting to celebrate the wicket in no time. The beauty from Fisher was essential in Yorkshire’s comeback into the game.

Fisher’s scintillating delivery was also shared by County Championship’s official Twitter handle. They wrote, “Durham have just lost 8 for 59. It included this beaut from @9M_Fisher!”

Yorkshire, needing 171 runs to register the victory, flagged off their second innings by suffering two early blows in the form of Adam Lyth and Will Fraine. However, Dawid Malan’s unbeaten half-century put his side into the driving seat as Yorkshire finished the day on 103/3. Yorkshire need 68 runs to clinch the encounter.

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