County Championship: Derbyshire tail denies Glamorgan victory

Kiran Carlson takes the plaudits from Usman Khawaja after his century
Kiran Carlson takes the plaudits from Usman Khawaja after his century
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, St. Helen's (day four):
Glamorgan: 283 & 403-7 dec: Carlson 152, Khawaja 126
Derbyshire 362 and 147-8: Madsen 55, Hogan 4-43
Glamorgan (8 pts) drew with Derbyshire (11 pts)

Derbyshire clung on for an unlikely draw with a score of 147-8 as tail-ender Tony Palladino led the late resistance against Glamorgan at St Helens.

Palladino (30 not out) and Duanne Olivier blocked out the last 13 overs after Michael Hogan claimed 4-43.

Earlier Usman Khawaja (126) and Kiran Carlson (152) allowed Glamorgan to declare at 403-7.

Derbyshire were set 325 in 63 overs but they toiled apart from Wayne Madsen's 55 before their late resistance.

Khawaja became the second player after Javed Miandad to hit centuries in his first two appearances for Glamorgan, but was out-scored by 20-year-old Carlson in an aggressive knock.

Derbyshire had looked in the driving seat on several occasions during the match, but it was Glamorgan who were frustrated not to claim victory.

Glamorgan captain Michael Hogan told BBC Sport Wales: "It was a good game for the neutral but the boys were a bit deflated at the end.

"We asked a lot of them to bat on day one because we thought the wicket would spin on day four and it was a great effort to get back in the game (from 52-5).

"It was a brilliant partnership between Kiran and Usman, and it was a shame we couldn't quite get over the line. I'm disappointed but there were far more positives than negatives to take out of it."

Derbyshire captain Billy Godleman told BBC Radio Derby: "There was high tension on the balcony but it was a remarkable effort from Tony Palladino, showing what this team's about in a position where in the past we would have folded.

"Very pleasing to get the draw after we've had stick recently for not being too resilient, but bitterly disappointed we found ourselves in that situation.

"We had a couple of unfortunate run-outs (due to batting mix-ups) during this game, where you might get one of them (usually) in a season."

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