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Carse wins duel with Azad again

Durham 544-9 dec v Leics 236 & 122-2

Martin Emmerson

BBC Newcastle

For the second time in this match Hassan Azad has provided stubborn resistance against the Durham attack - but for the second time he's fallen to a short one from Brydon Carse.

Last night he was on 53 when he was caught at leg slip by Peter Handscomb. Today he fell for 57 as he tried to rock away from another risingball from the South African but gloved to the keeper.

Having made Leicestershire follow-on four overs after lunch, Durham failed to make a breakthrough in the spell up to tea. But when Ben Raine had Paul Horton caught down the leg side for 35, with 93 on the board, the hosts saw an opportunity for progress

Azad, who has nearly 1,000 runs this season, fell to Carse 10 overs later. It's the first time Durham have forced a side to follow-on since a victory here against Derbyshire in August 2017.