County Championship: Stiaan van Zyl ton wraps up Sussex win against Durham

Stiaan van Zyl.
Sussex's Stiaan van Zyl hit 15 fours in his unbeaten knock of 101 at Durham
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Emirates Riverside (day four):
Durham 224 & 189: Harte 74*; Wiese 5-43
Sussex 202 & 212-4: Van Zyl 101*, Evans 51, Wells 41; Salisbury 2-62
Sussex (20 pts) beat Durham (4 pts) by six wickets

Stiaan van Zyl completed his century as Sussex wrapped up a comfortable six-wicket win at Durham.

The South Africa batsman, resuming on 66 not out, finished unbeaten on 101 as Sussex took just over an hour to finish off the formalities.

A 112 stand between Van Zyl and Laurie Evans (51) looked set to lead Sussex to victory but the latter fell to Matthew Salisbury with just one run required.

Ben Brown hit the single to send Durham to a second defeat in two games.

Durham coach James Franklin:

"We have had our chances in the last two games. At Derby we had them five down in the first session. This time they were 71-7 and we have ended up on losing both.

"The guys are hurting about that. We have had batting collapses. It's been evident when we lose one wicket we can lose two, three or four quite quickly.

"Whether that's a hangover from the last two seasons I am not too sure. What we can do now is reflect about how we want to go about our Championship cricket.

"We have a nice break now through for the One-Day Cup. We have a whole campaign there to focus on and when we come back to the Championship in a month we have to be very clear of what we are about."

Sussex batsman Stiaan Van Zyl:

"We had a tough start and did well to get to 200 in the first innings. Luke Wells batted well to save us with his 98 not out.

"Then for me to get a hundred in the last innings, I am very proud of doing that.

"For me to come back after such a long time out injured, it is very sweet.

"My first season at Hove two years ago, me and Luke put on 376 against Durham. We like batting together. We are quite similar players."

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