County Championship: Anuj Dal career-best provides Derbyshire management over Worcestershire

Anuj Dal

Anuj Dal made his career-best only a day after signing a new two-year contract with Derbyshire
LV= County Championship Division Two, Incora County Ground, Derby (day three)
Worcestershire 368 & 59-1: Pollock 23; Lakmal 1-19
Derbyshire 565-8: Dal 114*, Masood 113, Guest 77, Du Plooy 62; Barnard 3-65
Worcestershire (6 pts) trail Derbyshire (6 pts) by 138 runs with 9 wickets remaining
Match scorecard

A career-best unbeaten century from Anuj Dal put Derbyshire in complete control of the County Championship match against Worcestershire at Derby.

The all-rounder made 114 from 177 balls before Derbyshire declared on 565-8, their highest ever score against Worcestershire, and a lead of 197.

Leus du Plooy scored 62 and Alex Thomson 54 while 18-year-old left-arm spinner Josh Baker took 3-150 in 44 overs for the visitors.

Worcestershire were left with 16 overs to negotiate and they lost Ed Pollock to Suranga Lakmal before closing on 59-1, 138 behind.

Brett D’Oliveira’s men had reeled Derbyshire back in the…