Worcestershire v Sussex: Hosts bowled out for 170 in comfortable Sussex win

Jofra Archer
Jofra Archer made his first-class debut for Sussex last season
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, New Road (day three):
Sussex 430 & 11-1
Worcestershire 268 & 170: Barnard 46; Wiese 3-35, Archer 3-39
Sussex (22 pts) beat Worcestershire (3 pts) by nine wickets

Paceman Jofra Archer took three wickets in five balls at New Road as Sussex beat Worcestershire by nine wickets.

The 22-year-old removed Ben Cox, Joe Leach and John Hastings as the hosts were bowled out for 170 in their second innings after following on.

Sussex, set nine runs to win, then lost Luke Wells to Ed Barnard in gloomy conditions as they reached 11-1.

Earlier, after the morning session was washed out, the hosts were all out for 268, a first-innings deficit of 162.

Sussex have now won four times in five County Championship games to move up to third in Division Two, 17 points behind second-placed Worcestershire with a game in hand.

Worcestershire now round off their T20 Blast campaign before returning to action with a home game against Gloucestershire at New Road, starting on Bank Holiday Monday (28 August).

Sussex are also back in Championship action the same day wit a trip to Colwyn Bay to face Glamorgan.

Worcestershire director of cricket Steve Rhodes told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"There were times out there when we were little bit soft in our cricket and probably didn't show the best fight that we have previously shown in the Championship this season.

"It is important to get things into perspective. Whilst we are not taking anything away from opposition, who bowled and batted really well, we want to have an improved performance in our next game.

"We have done it before, at the start of the season. We had some fantastic games. That's the plan - to get straight back on track."

Sussex head coach Mark Davis told BBC Sussex:

"It was not easy to bat on the first day. The ball nipped around. They bowled indifferently but bowled a lot of really good balls that challenged us.

"To get 430 was a massive score and enabled us to exert some pressure, then we bowled really well.

"Different people stood up at different times. Today the second innings was very good for us."

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