County Championship: Daryl Mitchell hits 83 as Worcestershire reply effectively to Warwickshire’s 395

Long-serving Worcestershire opener Daryl Mitchell needs just another four half-centuries to bring up 50 first-class fifties at New Road


Long-serving Worcestershire opener Daryl Mitchell needs just another four half-centuries to reach the landmark of 50 first-class fifties at New Road
LV= County Championship Group One, New Road, Worcester (day two):
Warwickshire 395: Malan 141, Sibley 80, Rhodes 60, Lamb 44; Sodhi 6-89
Worcestershire 152-2: Mitchell 83*, Haynes 42*
Worcestershire (2 pts) trail Warwickshire (4 pts) by 243 runs
Scorecard

Worcestershire opener Daryl Mitchell made an excellent summer’s best 83 not out at New Road as the Pears began a tidy reply to County Championship title-chasing Warwickshire’s 395.

Resuming on 245-4, Bears skipper Will Rhodes hit 60, aided by Matt Lamb (44).

But New Zealand Test spinner Ish Sodhi ran through the tail to take 6-89 on his Worcestershire first-class debut as the Bears were bowled out for 395.

Worcestershire the responded well on 152-2 thanks largely to Mitchell.

He shared an unbroken third-wicket 79-run stand with Jack Haynes, who hit 42 not out in his first game back after several…