County Championship: Northants on track for large victory over Sussex

Ben Sanderson

Ben Sanderson and fellow seamer Gareth Berg have seven wickets each in the game
LV= County Championship Group Three, The County Ground, Northampton (day two):
Sussex 106 & 154-4: Van Zyl 71*; Berg 2-40, Sanderson 2-49
Northamptonshire 441-9 dec: Zaib 135, Rossington 87; Robinson 5-58
Sussex (4 pts) trail Northamptonshire (8 pts) by 181 runs

Gareth Berg and Ben Sanderson tore through Sussex’s top order once again to put Northants on course for victory.

The pace duo, who took five wickets apiece on day one, reduced Sussex to 68-4 in their second innings.

But Stiaan van Zyl made an unbeaten 71 as Sussex reached 154-4 at stumps, still trailing by 181.

Earlier, Saif Zaib’s (135) maiden first-class hundred, supported by Adam Rossington’s 87, helped Northants to 441-9 declared in their first innings.

Resuming on 66 overnight, Zaib quickly advanced to three figures as he and captain Rossington extended their sixth-wicket partnership to 198.

The pair were eventually separated on the stroke of…