Wagh The Architect Of
Featured News | 21st July 2010
Nottinghamshire will look to extend their first innings lead on day three after Mark Wagh put them in command with an unbeaten 127.
Wagh kept in control as Samit Patel, David Hussey, Ali Brown, Graeme Swann and Stuart Broad fell for single figure scores but built substantial partnerships with Chris Read and Andre Adams.
Read hit 12 fours in his 83 and Adams fashioned 37 from 26 balls in trademark aggressive style.
“Mark played beautifully all day and maintaining his standards throughout three sessions is creditable,” said Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket Mick Newell.
“I can’t be overly critical of the batsmen that failed because Neil Carter bowled a particularly good spell but slipping to 131-5 was disappointing.
“Thankfully Mark and Chris Read were able to get us back on track and then Andre batted aggressively to help secure the fourth batting point.
“It’s a decent wicket and bowlers have been particularly successful with the new ball on it so our immediate objective is to secure a fifth bonus point and then put the Warwickshire openers under pressure.”
Carter took four wickets and Imran Tahir clean bowled Adams but Notts held a 60-run lead at close of play.