Worcestershire v Leicestershire: Sarwan shines in New Road draw

County Championship Division Two, Worcester:

Worcestershire 320-7 & 61-1 dec drew with Leicestershire 379-9

Worcestershire 7pts, Leicestershire 8pts

Match scorecard

Ramnaresh Sarwan made a sterling 79 as Leicestershire drew with Worcestershire in Division Two at New Road.

The visitors, resuming on 229-2, saw Ned Eckersley fail to build on his ton, out early for 122, but Sarwan passed 50 before falling on 287-5, 33 behind.

Shiv Thakor (52 not out) make good running but Shaaiq Choudhry (4-111) took the final three wickets as the visitors declared 59 ahead on 379-8.

And shortly after the hosts surpassed the total on 61-1, the match was drawn.

After losing effectively a day's play to rain, the draw between the division's bottom two teams appeared inevitable.

Match scorecard