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Last Updated: Friday, 4 July, 2003, 18:10 GMT 19:10 UK
Wagh shines for Warwicks
County Championship D1, Leicester, day three
Warwickshire 253 & 261-3 (at close); Leicestershire 328

Mark Wagh
Neither seam nor spin could penetrate Wagh's defences
An third-wicket stand of 224 between Mark Wagh and Ian Bell swung the match in Warwickshire's favour at Grace Road.

Wagh (123 not out) and Bell (93) came together with the visitors 20-2 in their second innings and still 55 runs in arrears.

Nine bowlers were used to try to break the partnership, but Wagh, who hit 20 fours, and Bell treated all with equal disdain before the latter was run out.

Leicestershire had emerged with a 75-run first innings lead, thanks to Darren Maddy, who made 98 before Pakistani Waqar Younis trapped him leg before.

The dismissal signalled the beginning of the end for Leicestershire, and they slumped from 232-3 to 267-8 in the morning session.

It could have been worse, but tail-enders DeFreitas (45) and Charlie Dagnall (23) added late runs.

Melvyn Betts added two more wickets to his haul to finish with figures of 4-88, while Dougie Brown took 3-53 to help clean up the tail.

Leicestershire: J K Maunders, V Sehwag, D L Maddy, B J Hodge, D I Stevens, P A Nixon (Wkt), J N Snape, P A J DeFreitas (Capt), D D Masters, C E Dagnall, M J A Whiley.

Warwickshire: N V Knight, M J Powell (Capt), M A Wagh, I R Bell, I J L Trott, T Frost (Wkt), N M K Smith, D R Brown, A Richardson, M M Betts, Waqar Younis.



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